Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Metropolitan
Tokyo Stadium which has a capacity of 49,970 will host the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019. The multi-function stadium has a rounded roof cover above the seating area and a range of facilities.
Located in the Chofu area in the west of Tokyo, the venue is less than 25 kilometres from the city centre.
Tokyo is a capital city that continues to surprise, delight and intrigue visitors from all over the world. The city offers historical attractions, entertainment, incredible dining experiences and world class hospitality.
Carry on the excitement and celebration of match day on the bustling streets of Tokyo. For a unique experience visit Golden Gai (“Golden District”) a quaint collection of mismatched bars which are just a few feet wide and offer a one-of-a-kind experience, or explore the area of Roppongi, known for its nightlife, with bars, restaurant and night clubs.
Not just bright lights and skyscrapers, Tokyo has managed to preserve much of its traditional culture amongst the hustle and bustle. The area of Shitamachi which literally means “city centre” is the place to experience old town Tokyo. This includes the Senso-ji Temple, found in the most famous district of Shitamchi, Asakusa.
How to get there
As the capital city of Japan, Tokyo is the biggest hub and is indisputably the easiest place to get to in Japan. A direct flight from the UK to Japan usually takes around 11-12 hours with two international airports flying directly; Haneda Airport (HND, also known as Tokyo International Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport) and Narita International Airport (NRT, also known as Tokyo Narita Airport).
Access via other Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities
From Sapporo City via New Chitose Airport – 1 hour 30 mins
From Fukuoke Prefecure via Fukuoka City – 1 hour 35 mins
From Kumamoto Prefecture via Kumamoto City – 1 hour 55 mins
From Oita Prefecture via Fukuoka Aiport – 1 hour 35 mins
From Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City – 5 hours
From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City – 40 mins
From Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City – 30 mins
From Shizuoke Prefecture – 1 hour 25mins
From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City – 2 hours 30 mins
From Kobe City – 2 hours 45 mins
From Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City – 5 hours 5mins
From Kukamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City – 5 hours 45 mins
From Oita Prefecture – 6 hours 10 mins