Japan is a place where ancient traditions are indelibly linked to modern life.
Rugby World Cup 2019 will break new ground with the first tournament in Asia which offers countless opportunities for fans to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.
Japan is a wonderfully modern, neon-lit country but travelling through it offers a great opportunity to connect with traditional culture. Sleeping on futons and tatami mats, chant with monks, marvel at a Kyoto Geisha dance or lose yourself in a Zen rock garden, Japan has the power to capture the heart and soul of every traveller on a Rugby World Cup adventure.
And that’s not all. Japan is a foodie’s dream. Many restaurants have spent generations perfecting their chosen dishes and during the tournament, fans will get the chance to discover how varied it is. The delicate, glorious sushi from the coast differs hugely from the hearty hotpots of the mountains, which means there is something always on offer.
Japan is a long, volcanic country, over two-thirds of which are mountains. It’s a kaleidoscope of differences and experiences. Japan really does have it all.
Every experience is an assault on the senses. The streets are ultra modern and there is an incredible buzz around cities like Tokyo and Yokohama – there is a vibrancy and a 24-hour dining scene which means it is perfect for a rugby fan who wants to tick a very special place off a bucket list.