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When is it?

The event begins on 20 September in Tokyo, with the opening ceremony adopted by hosts taking over Russia. It runs till 2 November, with the ultimate in Yokohoma, a part of the higher Tokyo space.

Host cities

Twelve cities are internet hosting matches, from Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, within the north, to Kumamoto within the south, all of that are linked by bullet trains. For a full record of the stadiums and host cities, go to or

How do I get tickets?

To enter the ticket poll, create an account at The software interval runs till 23.59 on 12 November 2018 (Japan Standard Time).

What about packages?

Several operators are promoting packages that embrace match tickets, however they don’t come low cost. England Rugby Travel’s journeys begin at £three,995, together with flights and tickets to 2 matches. Gullivers Travels’ packages begin at £four,195 for seven nights together with flights, lodging, transfers, two match tickets and a Japanese-speaking assistant. Specialist operator Inside Japan has a devoted web site,, to assist followers plan a visit, however doesn’t promote match tickets.

An 1874 print of the Yokohama Foot Ball Club. Photograph: World Rugby Museum, Twickenham

History of rugby in Japan

According to the Japan Times, the earliest point out of rugby being performed within the nation was a newspaper report that data a gathering held on 26 January 1866 to found the Yokohama Foot Ball Club (sic), eight years earlier than the delivery of Edward Bramwell Clarke, who was beforehand credited with introducing rugby to the nation in 1899.

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