Sapporo City, Sapphoro Dome
Located in a bustling city and the northernmost prefecture of Japan, The Sapporo Dome is the first stadium in the world with an impressive retractable surface, which enables this venue to host both rugby matches on a grass field, and baseball matches on an artificial field.
The stadium is home to the professional football team Consadole Sapporo and professional baseball team Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and also hosted three pool games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Things to do and see
Japan’s fifth-largest city and the prefectural capital of Hokkaid, Sapporo is a vibrant urban hub that offers a diverse food scene which includes world famous beer and the best ramen noodles in Japan. Just an hour away from the centre of Sapporo, explore the famous hot springs of Jozankei Onsen and picturesque Shikotsu Toya national park.
How to get there
The easiest way to get to Sapporo is to take a flight from Tokyo. As Tokoyo-Sapporo is one of the busiest routes in Japan there are several airlines to choose from flying between Heneda Airport in Tokyo and New Chitose Airport in Sapporo.
Tokyo to Sapporo – 1 hour 30 mins
Osaka to Sapporo – 2 hours
Access via other Rugby World Cup 2019 Host Cities
From Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City via Hanamaki Airport – 1 hour
From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City via Tokyo Haneda Airport – 1 hour 30mins
From Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokahama City via Tokyo Haneda Airport – 1 hour 30 mins
From Shizuoka Prefecture, via Shizuoka Airport – 1 hour 40 mins
From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City via Chubu Centrair International Airport – 1 hour 45 mins
From Kobe City via Kobe Airport – 1 hour 50 mins
From Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City via Fukuoka Airport – 2 hours 20 mins
From Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City via Fukuoka Airport – 2 hours 20 mins
From Oita Prefecture via Fukuoka Airport – 2 hours 20 minutes