Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City
This multi-purpose stadium is very distinctive, with a wing-shaped roof supported by floodlight pylons. The stadium has a capacity of 32,000 and hosts football matches and Top League rugby games.
Things to do and see
Kumamoto City is a gateway to the popular Aso-san region and is most famous for its castle which dates back to the 17th century. Explore Shimotori and Kamitori, the two popular districts for shopping and eating out, with countless sushi bars and ramen shops to choose from.
How to get there
You can catch a flight or bullet train from either Tokyo or Osaka to reach Kumamoto City, which is located in the central part of Kyushu Island. Flights between the cities can take just 1 hour 40 minutes from Tokyo and just over an hour from Osaka.
Access via other Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities
From Sapporo City via New Chitose Airport – 2 hours 20 mins
From Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City via Hanamaki Airport – 2 hours 5 mins
From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City via Tokyo Haneda Airport – 1 hour 55 mins
From Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokahama City via Tokyo Haneda Airport – 1 hour 55 mins
From Shizuoka Prefecture, via Shizuoka Airport – 1 hour 30 mins
From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City via Chubu Centrair International Airport – 1 hour 30 mins
From Kobe City – 2 hours 50mins
From Fukuoka Prefecture – 40 mins From Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City – 2 hour 20 mins
From Oita Prefecture – 2 hour 20 mins