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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan - Sake Splendours - 26 Day Tour

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It's the business end of the RWC 2019 and you can be there to catch Australia's fourth crucial pool match against Georgia, England v France, Japan v Scotland, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals, the bronze final and the final of Rugby World Cup 2019, in between some first class touring throughout Japan on this fantastic Sake Splendour tour.

Immerse yourself in the unique and captivating culture of Japan. Combining iconic sites with some off the beaten track touring, this 26 day tour allows you to enjoy the business end of the tournament whilst sampling Japan’s splendour!

Matches Included

✔ Australia v Georgia at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture
✔ England v France at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
✔ Japan v Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
✔ Quarter-final 1* at Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture
✔ Quarter-final 3* at Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture
✔ 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

*As the Licensed Operator of Rugby Australia, our aim is to follow Australia. Should Australia move past the pool stages, they are guaranteed to play in either one of these matches.

About this Tour

This tour takes in the business end of the tournament with the added bonus of watching Australia’s last pool match against Georgia as well as a clash between Six Nation powerhouses England and France as well as seeing tournament hosts Japan take on Scotland. With plenty of fantastic action on the field you are spoilt for choice off it as you can choose from our Mid Tour Options as to where you would like to travel between matches.

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 spectacular Sake Splendour Tour today to guarantee your seat at the most glamorous Australian Rugby event for RWC 2019.
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Sake Splendours

from $35,990

  • Twenty four (24) nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Reserved Cat B match ticket for included matches
  • Exclusive We Love Rugby welcome function
  • Official Rugby Australia function
  • Unique insights from former Australian representative players and professional Japanese tour guides
  • Services of We Love Rugby tour rep
  • Internal flights where applicable
  • Coach transfers throughout
  • Travel on Japan’s famous Shinkansen (bullet train)
  • Return match transfers
  • Return airport transfers (if international flights are booked with We Love Rugby)
  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise

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