The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup and is to be held in Japan from the 20th of September to November 2nd. It is the big stage that rugby players from all over the world dream of reaching and is the 3rd largest sports event in the world after the summer Olympics and the Football World Cup. This will also mark the first time of the tournament taking place in Asia.
With only 23 days left, the Rugby fever is gripping Japan, as final preparations for Asia’s first Rugby World Cup are being fine-tuned across the 12 host cities, match venues and team camps to make sure it will be unforgettable for everybody travelling across the world to witness the adrenaline-pumping event. The first match of the event will be held in the Tokyo Stadium where Japan and Russia will face off against each other and will progress throughout the country as the event goes on.
World Rugby and ChildFund have also collaborated to use the world’s most famous and recognisable shishi – Ren-G, to lend their support as ambassadors for the world-renowned event to help ChildFund and embody rugby’s values, with the purpose of spreading the spirit of the game and happiness throughout Japan and around the world.
As the top 20 rugby teams battle it out for the ultimate prize over the course of seven weeks, in 12 cities across 3 of Japan’s islands, you can take the chance to explore some of its most enthraling places. Read the Top 10 Places to Visit in japan on our blog to find out more about the places which could make you want to extend your stay in japan.
If you’re from the UK or from anywhere else and you’re concerned about how you can get around Japan when you’re not familiar with the language, then there are certain ways you could adopt to make your time in the country easier. For instance, printing the names of your destinations in Japanese would be a good start because you can show it to the locals if you ever need help, and if you stay in the big cities, then there are many English signs to point you in the right way. Japan is also known for its ease of travel; you can do a whole trip using nothing but its immaculately efficient public transport. The country’s bullet train network now runs all the way from the southern tip of Kyūshū, the southernmost of Japan’s major islands, up to Hokkaido, its northernmost. You should also be conscious of the food in Japan and should know that finding traditional meals associated with the English cuisine won’t be easy, instead, you’ll have to indulge in Japanese cuisine which features food made from the freshest ingredients available. If you’re an international fan of Rugby and would love to see rugby’s centrepiece event live, then check out the best deals to Japan with Travel Center UK.