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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan - Sushi to Samurai - 10 Day Tour

Tour Dates 25 October, 2019 - 3 November, 2019
Tour Duration 10 Days/9 Nights

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The entire Rugby World will descend to Japan for the semi-finals, the bronze final and the final of Rugby World Cup 2019. Can New Zealand claim their 3rd title in a row? Will a continuation of England’s form over the past 4 years secure them victory? Or can the Australians cause an upset and take out the trophy for the first time since 1999?

You will be there to witness the dramatic conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2019 along with experiencing some unique sightseeing opportunities throughout Japan, both of which will combine for a truly memorable 10 days.

With cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima & Hakone and Tokyo all on offer, this Rugby World Cup 2019 tour will be etched in the memory banks for many years to come.

Matches Included

✔ Semi-final 1 at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
✔ Semi-final 2 at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
✔ Bronze final at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Metropolitan
✔ The final at at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City

About this Tour

Sample the delicacies of Japan at tiny road-side stalls or Michelin-Starred restaurants enabling you to channel your inner foodie. Take the opportunity to embrace the Japanese culture by partaking in a Samurai experience in Kyoto, marvel at the magical Mount Fuji or witness firsthand the devastating consequences the atomic bomb had on the city of Hiroshima. This tour has something for everyone.
As part of the Sushi to Samurai tour, you have the choice of one 4 day Mid Tour Option giving you control of where you would like to travel between the semi-finals and bronze final and the final.

Our Mid Tour Options

Back again after the success of our 2007 Tour to France and 2015 Tour to England are our options for you to pick and choose the cities you visit during the tournament.

The idea of these options is to allow you to mix and match. It's flexible enough that you can be together in the same hotel with your friends in Tokyo or Fukuoka during the tournament but in between matches you can choose to see different parts of Japan or venture to Beijing, China. You and your roommate may want to stay in Tokyo whereas your friends on the tour may want to visit Kyoto between the quarter-finals & semi-finals. Then between the semi-finals and the final you may all want to visit Osaka together - the choice is yours!

This also means that if you have friends doing a shorter or longer tour you can take the same Mid Tour Options to catch up during the tournament.

See our Mid Tour Options section to view the itineraries for each tour.


You have the option to select the standard of your tour accommodation as 3 or 4 star hotels. This refers to the standard of accommodation in all parts of the itinerary except for the mid tour options. Please note, the accommodation standard for the mid tour options will be a combination of 3 & 4 star hotels regardless of the package you decide to purchase.

Our product team will be personally visiting each and every hotel to ensure the accommodation is best for our passengers.

On Tour with the Australian Rugby Team

As the Licensed Tour Operator of Rugby Australia, We Love Rugby enjoy unprecedented and exclusive access to members of the current Australian squad and where possible in the itinerary access to training sessions.

All our 2019 Tours will include panel sessions featuring Rugby legends and members of the current Australian squad.

For Rugby World Cup 2015™, England, our guests mingled with Drew Mitchell, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Quade Cooper, Sean McMahon and many more at numerous functions.

Other guests included John Eales, Nathan Sharpe, Phil Kearns, Rod Kafer, and Fox Sports commentator Greg Clarke

Exclusive Rugby Australia Function in Tokyo

Those fans that toured with us in 2015 will remember the spectacular night had at Shakespeare’s Globe, whilst those on our tours in 2011 will reminisce our night at the Auckland Town Hall as one of the highlights. And those who were with us in 2007 in Paris will never forget our night at the Opera Room – and what a night it was.

We Love Rugby is proud to be a Licensed Tour Operator of Rugby Australia and 2019 will see the return of the function exclusive to our passengers on our Escorted Tours.

Secure your spot on our sensational Sushi to Samurai Tour today to guarantee your seat at the most glamorous Australian Rugby event for RWC 2019.

  • Premium 4 star accommodation throughout (9 nights)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 nights in Tokyo (25 - 28 Oct)
  • 1 Mid Tour Option to one of many Japanese destinations such as Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka (28 - 31 Oct)
  • 3 nights in Tokyo (31 Oct - 3 Nov)
  • Function
  • We Love Rugby Welcome Function
  • Official Rugby AU Function
  • Match Tickets
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for semi-final 1
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for semi-final 2
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for bronze final
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for the final
  • Transfers
  • Return flights or Shinkansen travel included to your choice of destination to coincide with your Mid Tour Options
  • Return airport transfers (not applicable with land only packages)
  • Return coach match transfers
  • Coach transfers throughout
  • Sightseeing
  • Sightseeing included in all Mid Tour Options; highlights include a visit to Jigokudani Monkey Park to see snow monkeys in Nagano; explore Kenrouk-en then wander the streets of Higashi Chayamachi in search of a geisha in Kanazawa; enjoy a Tea Ceremony, Samurai and Kimono experiences in Kyoto; pay homage to the victims of the first nuclear attack at historical Peace Memorial Park then take a ferry ride to Miyajima to visit its ancient temples and shrines in Hiroshima before heading to the Hakone region to visit the majestic Mt Fuji; Eat to your hearts content in the Dotonbori district in Osaka; Explore Tiananmen Square in Beijing and wander the Great Wall of China
  • Merchandise
  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise

Package rates are based on room configurations

  • Single room is for one person
  • Twin rooms include two separate beds
  • Double rooms are for couples and have one bed
  • Single person in a twin share room is for those travelling on their own wishing to be matched up with another single passenger (In the event that we are unable to match you up with another single traveller, a single supplement will be applicable)

Accommodation at

Room options

Sushi to Samurai

  • Twin Room (2 Beds for 2 People): AUD11,990 per person
  • Double Room (1 Bed for 2 People): AUD11,990 per person
  • Single Room (1 Bed for 1 Person): AUD16,690 per person
  • Single Person in Twin Share Room - MALE ONLY: AUD11,990 per person
  • Single Person in Twin Share Room - FEMALE ONLY: AUD11,990 per person