Scottish Thistles to Tokyo (Last Two Pool Matches)

Self-Guided Adventures

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Drop into Japan in time to catch the second half of Scotland’s pool campaign. With fixtures against Russia and the plucky home nation Japan, is Scotland’s journey to the quarter-finals set in stone? You’ll be right there to find out!

You’ll begin and end your 8 night adventure in Tokyo before the Shinkansen bullet train whisks you down the country to Nagoya, Japan’s fourth biggest city. Renowned for its low-key atmosphere and great food, Nagoya will be a great base for Scotland’s clash against Russia at the Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium.

Return to the neon-lit zebra crossings and skyscrapers of Tokyo where a local private guide will show you the best of the capital. Join like-minded fans at our special pre-match party, then cheer on Scotland against Japan in what’s set to be a mighty showdown in Yokohama.

  • Explore the best of Tokyo with a local private guide
  • Support Scotland as they take on Japan and Russia
  • Tuck into tasty cuisine in Nagoya
  • Join our Scottish supporters’ pre-match party in Tokyo
  • Take in the Tokyo skyline from the top of Skytree
  • **Please note, none of our trips or tours contain official match tickets**

Trip fits with:

Scotland v Russia

Shizuoka

Wednesday 9 October

KO 16:15 (local time)

Japan v Scotland

Yokohama

Sunday 13 October

KO 19:45 (local time)

Trip essentials

Starts 7th October 2019

Ends 15th October 2019

8 nights: from £2,080 (excl. intl. flights) per person

Trip code: SSGA2

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Matches & Times

Matches & Times

This itinerary is designed to get you to the right place at the right time for the following rugby matches.

Please note that match tickets are not included in this package.

Match

Host City

Stadium

Ticket Info

Scotland

vs

Russia

Pool A Round 1

Shizuoka

Wed 9th October 2019

KO 16:15 (local time)

Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa

Stadium info

Japan

vs

Scotland

Pool A Round 1

Yokohama

Sun 13th October 2019

KO 19:45 (local time)

Yokohama Stadium

Stadium info

Day by Day

Day by Day

Take a short jaunt around Japan following Scotland in their third and fourth pool games. Explore Japan's capital Tokyo and base yourself in Nagoya, Japan's fourth largest city for Scotland's battle against Russia.

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Day 1 Tokyo

Touch down in Tokyo

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Day 1 Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Fly into Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airport and we’ll arrange a shared shuttle bus to whisk you into the city centre to your first hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or getting your bearings before your onward journey tomorrow.

Day 2-4 Nagoya & Shizuoka

Cheer Scotland as they take on Russia

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Day 2-4 Nagoya & Shizuoka

Take the bullet train west to Nagoya, Japan’s fourth largest city and your base for Scotland’s battle against Romania at the Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium. Next day explore Nagoya Castle, the railway museum, the Toyota factory or even Legoland – the choice is yours.

Day 5-9 Tokyo & Yokohama

Watch Scotland tackle the host nation

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Day 5-9 Tokyo & Yokohama

Whizz back to Tokyo and spend the day with a private guide and head to the top of the 634m Skytree. It’s going to be a big weekend of rugby, so we’re throwing a party for Scotland fans ahead of their game against the home team. The match takes place in Yokohama’s 72,000 capacity stadium, just 10 minutes by bullet train from downtown Tokyo. Come on Scotland!

Map & Destinations

Map & Destinations

This trip follows Scotland's matches in Tokyo and Yokohama. You'll need to fly in and out of either Tokyo Narita or Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Tokyo

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Tokyo

It is impossible to sum up Tokyo in a line, a paragraph, a page or even a book. The city has a force and power all of its own. It creates its own gravity; a centre of everything: politics, industry, finance, shopping, the arts, architecture, scientific study, nightlife and food.

This is a truly overwhelming city: a vibrant hub of modern civilisation, constantly buzzing with activity. Suited businessmen rush from one meeting to the next; immaculately turned-out girls totter precariously on impossibly high heels; kimono-clad housewives fill the up-market department stores; and at every turn a barrage of different sights, sounds and aromas.

The options here are endless. You can mix eye-popping neon, cacophonous gaming arcades, riotous nightlife and seething crowds of people with serene gardens, wide open parks, peaceful wooded shrines and a wealth of fascinating museums. You can scale the tallest tower in the world, visit the largest fish market in the world, catch a train from the busiest station in the world, and eat dinner in the city with the most Michelin stars in the world. As you can imagine, we could go on and on – but really you just have to see it for yourself!

Nagoya

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Nagoya

Nagoya is rarely afforded more than a couple of pages in guide books, perhaps due to its almost total destruction at the end of WW2. Yet this is a city that has played a pivotal role in the development of the Japan you will find today and offers a great deal for visitors willing to give it a chance.

Nagoya’s most famous son is Tokugawa Ieyasu, who in 1603 after a series of bloody encounters, defeated his rivals (those loyal to the former shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who also hailed from Nagoya) at the battle of Sekigahara, to become ruler of all Japan. The establishment of Tokugawa rule in 1603 ushered in a period of unprecedented economic prosperity and peace in Japan and Nagoya citizens continue to be proud of the achievements of the Tokugawa. These days Nagoya is a major industrial centre with some of Japan most powerful companies (Toyota, MUFJ Bank, Toho Gas) being based here.

With some of the best shopping in Japan, a friendly cosmopolitan atmosphere and fabulous food Nagoya makes for a fantastic stop on any Japan itinerary.

Yokohama

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Yokohama

Just half an hour from Tokyo, Japan’s second-largest city is where Commodore Perry first landed in 1853, demanding Japan end its 300-year policy of self-isolation and open up to foreign trade. Yokohama soon grew into one of Asia’s major ports, and remains a popular international city today.

Many of the sights in Yokohama are based around the waterfront, giving it a sense of space that Tokyo lacks and contributing to the city’s more laid-back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Minato Mirai, or “harbour of the future”, is the innovative and ever-changing heart of the area, featuring modern shopping malls, a fascinating maritime museum and a museum of modern art.

Unquestionably the biggest draw for Japanese tourists is Japan’s largest Chukagai (Chinatown), just south of the old centre. Although mostly a modern district now, it has retained a picturesque, Chinese-style temple and offers a multitude of popular restaurants within its narrow and colourful streets.

One of the most interesting places in the city is Sankei-en Garden, a haven of peace in the big city. A wealthy silk merchant constructed this traditional Japanese garden, with the small rivers, flowers and wonderful winding trails suggesting the hidden corners of traditional Kyoto rather than this ultramodern metropolis.

Whilst in Yokohama, don’t miss the Cup Noodle Museum – a paean to instant ramen, where you can learn about the history of this ubiquitous foodstuff and have the chance to make your own!

Accommodation

Accommodation

This itinerary includes the following mid-range Western-style hotels (approximately three star). Breakfast is included every day.

Tokyo: Shiba Park Hotel

Nagoya: Nagoya Tokyu REI

Yokohama: Daiwa Roynet Yokohama Koen

Fancy upgrading? Pay £1,150 per person extra and upgrade to the Capitol Tokyu in Tokyo and the Nagoya Hilton.

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