Tokyo Showdown (Quarters 2 & 4)

Self-Guided Adventures

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You’ll be right there in the thick of the action at matches two and four of the all-important quarter-finals which take place in the capital. This might be a whirlwind trip to Japan, but we’ll ensure you’ve got plenty of time for exploring Tokyo – and beyond – in between the high-stakes rugby fixtures.

Before the high-energy clashes we’ll make sure you have a spot of rest and relaxation in the hot-spring resort of Hakone, deep in the foothills of Mount Fuji. From pirate ships to cable cars, Hakone has a plethora of quirky transport criss-crossing the valley to get you from hot springs to world-class museums, and provides a scenic contrast to the glamorous skyscrapers and bustling streets of Tokyo.

Trip highlights

  • Be in Tokyo for all the rugby quarter-final action
  • Stay in a Japanese ryokan inn
  • Take a ride on the world-famous bullet train
  • See Tokyo from the top of the 634m Skytree
  • Catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji from Hakone National Park
  • **Please note, none of our trips or tours contain official match tickets**

Trip fits with:

QF2: W Pool B v RU Pool A

Tokyo

Saturday 19 October

KO 19:15 (local time)

QF4: W Pool A v RU Pool B

Tokyo

Sunday 20 October

KO 19:15 (local time)

Trip essentials

Starts 15th October 2019

Ends 22nd October 2019

7 nights: from £1,760 (excl. intl. flights) per person

Trip code: QFSGA24

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Call us: 01179 927068

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

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Pool QF2

Tokyo

Sat 19th October 2019

KO 19:15 (local time)

Tokyo Stadium

Stadium info

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Pool QF4

Tokyo

Sun 20th October 2019

KO 19:15 (local time)

Tokyo Stadium

Stadium info

Day by Day

Day by Day

Touch down in Tokyo in time to catch the rugby quarter-finals. Explore the capital, but also experience Japan’s traditional side with two nights at a hot springs ryokan in Hakone National Park near Mount Fuji.

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Day 1 Tokyo

Check into the capital

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Day 1 Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! Fly into one of the Tokyo Airports and we’ll arrange a shared shuttle bus transfer to your first hotel in the city centre. You might want to head straight out to see the sights: the Shibuya crossing, Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine or the Akihabara electronics district to name a few.

Day 2-3 Hakone

Relax in a hot springs ryokan inn

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Day 2-3 Hakone

Take a quick trip on the bullet train to reach Hakone National Park in the foothills of Mount Fuji. Traverse the park by cable car, mountain railway and pirate boat to soak up the scenery, then head for your Japanese-style accommodation. Enjoy a multi-course kaiseki dinner and relax in a hot spring bath.

Day 4-8 Tokyo

Enjoy the quarter-final action

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Day 4-8 Tokyo

The winners and runners up from pools A & B go to head to head in Tokyo this weekend. Be there for all the action at the 50,000 seat Ajinomoto Stadium. Afterwards recover from the drama with a free day to further explore the world’s greatest metropolis.

Map & Destinations

Map & Destinations

This itinerary starts and finishes in Tokyo, so you can fly into either Tokyo Narita or Tokyo Haneda Airports. You'll also visit Hakone National Park in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

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!

Hakone

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Hakone

Set in the mountainous countryside just to the South of Mount Fuji, Hakone offers a curious mix of different attractions. Whether you wish to bathe in the hot spring waters, admire views of Mt. Fuji, eat eggs boiled in sulphurous springs, visit world class art museums, or simply relax, Hakone has it all.

Hakone has been a popular resting post since the Japanese warrior Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered a natural bath to be built here in 1590, enabling his battle-weary men to relax in the natural hot spring waters of this volcanic area.

Onsen (hot spring) houses proliferate throughout the region, which is criss-crossed by a collection of ropeways, cable-cars and funicular railways linking the many small communities and a wide variety of museums, from the outdoor sculpture park with works by Henry Moore, Miro, Maillol and Rodin to a Ferrari exhibition hall.

On clear days the ropeways provide spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and of course away in the distance the imperious Mount Fuji – one of the world’s most famous mountains and perhaps the most recognisable symbol of Japan.

Accommodation

Accommodation

This itinerary includes superior-grade Western-style accommodation in Tokyo (approximately four star). Breakfast is included every day.

In Hakone National Park you will stay in a ryokan. Like hotels, ryokan vary in grade and price. In general, guest rooms have sliding doors, paper screens and tatami reed-mat flooring, and you'll sleep on thick futon mattress placed directly on the floor. Most guest rooms do not have en-suite bathrooms; instead there are communal, gender-separated hot spring baths, sometimes open air, great for relaxing in after a long day of sightseeing. But the real highlight of any ryokan stay is the food. Included dinners consist of a dozen or so intricate, seasonal dishes. At higher end ryokan, dinner is served privately in your guest room.

Tokyo: Shiba Park 151

Hakone: Kowakien Tenyu

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