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Your Guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Host Cities in Japan

Party like a ruck star.

Over 1 million rugby fans will descend over Japan for the Rugby World Cup from September 20 to November 2, 2019. Twelve cities across the country will host the tournament with fans coming from as far as Antartica to partake in the excitement.

Whether you’re headed to the very north of Japan to Hokkaido Prefecture, or to Kumamoto in the far south, we’re here to guide you in your travels. Japan has tons of natural wonders, beautiful temples, and a unique food culture to explore!

Wondering what to do after the games, or what famous spots not to miss? Check out our guides to each of the 2019 RWC host cities in Japan to plan your trip!


Fukuoka City

A tale of two riverside cities.

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Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Ramen, amusement parks, and the baddest Halloween party around.

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Menuma Shodenzan Temple in Kumagaya, Saitama

Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture

The literal hottest city in the country and home of one of Japan's three great Shoden temples!

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Sennin-toge Mountain Pass in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture

Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture

True Japanese hospitality, and some of the freshest seafood available.

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