Join the second half of the rugby action as you follow the final eight teams on their quest for glory in the quarters, semis, and final. This 21 night itinerary will see you travelling around Japan on the world-famous bullet train. In between the thrilling rugby matches, we’ll arrange for you to explore our favourite destinations in Japan, allowing you to get beneath the surface of this fascinating country.
Tokyo will be your base at the beginning and end of your journey, as that’s where the majority of the rugby action will take place. In between matches you can explore the busy streets, neon-lit skyscrapers, hidden temples, and exquisite gardens of the capital. And don’t forget the food; Tokyo has the most Michelin stars of any city in the world.
The hot spring resort of Hakone, deep in the foothills of Mount Fuji, has long been the go-to relaxation destination for Tokyoites. With a wide network of transportation to get you around volcanic valleys, Lake Ashi and the old Tokaido trail, it’s a great place to chill out.
After returning to Tokyo for two high-stakes Quarter Finals matches, your next stop is Kyoto, the city of a thousand temples. The ancient capital has a fascinating array of historic shrines, atmospheric neighbourhoods, and elegant tea houses, and you could spend weeks here without seeing everything. Be sure to try out Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine; your taste buds will thank you. Then it’ll be back to Yokohama for the Semi Finals games, which promise some incredible rugby.
In between all the high-energy rugby and fascinating culture, you’ll probably be ready for a bit of a breather. Next up on your itinerary is the perfect escape from the busy metropolises of Tokyo and Yokohama: a 2-night trip to the coastal town of Shimoda, located on the Izu Peninsula just a 2-hour scenic train journey from Yokohama.
When you’re feeling rejuvenated, it’ll be back to Yokohama for your last six nights for the Bronze Final and Final matches.
Now that you’ve got your match tickets, leave the hard work to us and we’ll arrange this itinerary to accompany your rugby dreams.