Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan
Experience the first World Cup in Asia with an Official Package from Events Travel
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Experience Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan
Rugby World Cup is the third largest sporting event on the planet and will be the place to be come September 2019 in Japan. Over one million people attended Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, so you can be sure that Japan 2019 will be record-breaking, unique and incredibly exciting. We have a long history of helping fans travel to Rugby World Cup’s since 1995 in South Africa; including UK 1999, Australia 2003, France 2007, New Zealand 2011 and the UK in 2015. You can travel with confidence knowing we have the experience at Rugby World Cups.
This is the first Rugby World Cup to be held outside the tradition heartland of rugby and Japan is the perfect host nation. Consistently topping many of the world’s best destination lists and a rising star on the global rugby scene, Japan is incredibly popular and what better excuse than to travel there for Rugby World Cup 2019?
As an Official Travel Agent, we have a range of Official Travel Products including Match Packages and Tours available (many now sold out). In addition to our off-the-shelf packages, we can create customised travel experiences as a full service travel company including all important match tickets, which are official and 100% guaranteed.
Japan is on a high after their best ever Rugby World Cup campaign at RWC 2015 in England and their men’s Rugby Sevens team competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Rugby has been played in Japan for over 100 years and with the success of their national teams it adds to the hype that will be Rugby World Cup 2019. As the third largest sporting event on the planet it is expected that hundreds of thousands of fans will travel to Japan over the six-week tournament to witness 48 matches at 12 iconic venues around the country.
Japans’ RWC 2015 campaign was watched by a domestic audience of 25 million and Japans’ Prime Minster Shinzo Abe expressed excitement about delivering an event that everyone can be proud of. Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan will enable fans the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most beautiful, historic, authentic and cultural countries with hundreds of must-see destinations and attractions that can be explored alongside the world’s best rugby. Can the All Blacks make it a hat-trick, can the Wallabies seek retribution, or will it be a different team take home the Webb Ellis Cup and the highest prize in rugby? You will have to be there to find out!
For RWC 2015 in the UK, we helped create some incredible experiences with fans enjoying travel throughout Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, around the UK and we even chartered a luxury river ship to cruise through France watching matches on TV before travelling to London for the Finals. We look forward to creating experiences like this for you in 2019 in Japan. We are sure it will be an experience to savour for the rest of your life.
Event dates: 20 September to 2 November 2019
Venues: 12 stadiums across Japan
Final: International Stadium Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan)
Final date: 2 November 2019
Current Winner: New Zealand, RWC 2015
More on RWC 2019
This iconic edition of Rugby World Cup has 12 venues across Japan, from the mountainous city of Sapporo (popular for skiing) on the northern island of Hokkaido to the sub-tropical cities of Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita on the southern island of Kyushu. Stadium sizes range from 16,187 at Kamaishi Stadium to 72,327 at International Stadium Yokohama. The geographical spread of stadiums will ensure travellers who follow their teams through the pool matches have the opportunity to explore the diversity that Japan has to offer. Fans who travel for the knockout stages and finals will be based around Tokyo and neighbouring cities, with the opportunity to explore the highlights of Japan around their RWC 2019 experience. Japan has the fourth largest population of rugby union players on the planet and densely populated cities which will ensure sell-out crowds and a fantastic atmosphere.
Host Country: Japan
Japan is an archipelago consisting of 6,852 islands with four large main islands covering the area of Germany and Switzerland and is slightly smaller than the state of California, USA. Of the area, 66% is forest and with a population of approximately 127 million people, including 13 million in the greater Tokyo region, it’s clear Japan has wide swaths of untouched wilderness with dense cities concentrated from Osaka in the south to Sapporo in the north.
Japan is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites including ancient cities such as Kyoto and Kanazawa. From spectacular Alps in the north to Mt. Fuji near Tokyo and further south to the famous cities of Hiroshima and Osaka, there are incredible travel opportunities to be found. Typical must-see’s include Onsens (thermal springs), Ryokan’s (ancient inns), geishas, temples, nature parks, museums, galleries, dazzling nightlife, karaoke bars and all things weird and wonderful. Japan is a diverse and captivating destination and we very much look forward to welcoming you to Japan in 2019.
With matches to be played across the country, expect weather to be quite varied. Usually it’s warmer in the south and colder in the north, but sub-climates can be found at altitude and coastal across the country. Averages for key locations are listed below for September/October.
Average low – high:
Sapporo: 7 – 16°C
Tokyo: 15 – 22°C
Fukuoka: 15 – 23°C
We suggest: Pack for cold to mild weather. The summer humidity will have passed and the cool winter air will slowly be creeping in across the country. During September in Tokyo temperatures can still be in the high 20’s, so it’s a mixed bag. Overall we expect weather to be fair, as Autumn is Japan’s best season. You will enjoy beautiful foliage of the changing trees and mountain ranges will be painted with vibrant colours.
October has approximately 10 rain days per year, so we don’t expect rain to disrupt much of your travels.
- Official match tickets (limited availability)
- Official Rugby World Cup Hospitality (limited availability)
- Flights to and within Japan
- Accommodation including 3-star, 4-star and Japan’s very best 5-star hotels (our featured properties)
- Train transport (Suica Cards and JR Passes)
- Travel insurance (15% discount with CHI off retail prices for our customers)
- Sightseeing experiences (tours, cruises, attractions and more)
- Fully customised itineraries for individuals, groups and companies (small to large groups and corporate groups with board rooms, branding and more)
Terms and Conditions
- Pricing is per person in AUD
- Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time
- All payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation
- Changes to bookings incur amendment fees per transaction plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines)
- Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting/booking
- Full cancellation applies
- There are no refunds or exchanges for unused services
- We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount off retail prices with CHI. We can also assist choosing the right policy for you
- Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited
- General booking terms and conditions apply in addition to terms listed and can be found at events.com.au/terms
- Events Travel are an Official Travel Agent licensed by RWCL. Only Official Travel Agents are licensed to sell travel to this event and choosing an unofficial provider may put your travel plans at risk.
How to Book RWC 2019
Complete our last minute package request form above.
Travel Documents and Ticket Delivery
For last minute packages, delivery of travel documents will be via email. Match tickets will be either made available for collection at your hotel or distrubited via an official ticket collection centre. If time permits, match tickets may be shipped by express post within Australia. Discuss your plans with our Event Travel experts today.
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