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How to purchase Train Tickets during Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan

March 06, 2019

How to purchase Train Tickets during Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan

As many of you may already know, the Rugby World Cup will take place in 2019 Autumn, for the first time to be held in Japan.

A total of 12 venues spread across Japan will host the exciting matches, from the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido to Kumamoto Stadium in Kyushu.
With many fascinating cultural and natural attractions, all the visitors are sure to enjoy exploring Japan during this upcoming rugby season.


When to purchase train tickets?

Tickets for Rugby World Cup 2019 are already on sale for all 48 matches.
As for Shinkansen tickets which you may need to purchase to visit the tournament venues, you can purchase from a month before your traveling date (it is regulation by Japan Railway).

However, with, you can place your order anytime in advance!
Our experienced staff will make sure to arrange your tickets on the date/time you wish, so once you have booked your Rugby game ticket, go ahead and book your train ticket from!

Or, if you plan to visit more than two stadiums, then using JR Pass may be a better idea, as you can travel as many places in Japan with JR Pass (Nationwide).
Please visit here and choose the best pass that fits your journey during the game season.


Below are the lists of 12 venues that the games will be played at, and Shinkansen ticket information that relates to each venue.

1. Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido) 
Tickets from Sapporo Station:

2. Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium (Iwate Prefecture) 
Tickets from Morioka Station (the closest Shinkansen station):

3. Kumagaya Rugby Stadium (Saitama Prefecture) 
Tickets from Kumagaya Station: 

4. Tokyo Stadium (Tokyo)
Tickets from Tokyo Station:

5. International Stadium Yokohama/Nissan Stadium (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Tickets from Shin-Yokohama Station:

6. Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Tickets from Kakegawa Station:

Tickets from Hamamatsu Station:

7. City of Toyota Stadium (Aichi Prefecture)
Tickets from Nagoya Station:

8. Hanazono Rugby Stadium (Osaka)
Tickets from Shin-Osaka Station:

9. Kobe Misaki Stadium (Kobe Prefecture)
Tickets from Shin-Kobe Station:

10. Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Tickets fro Hakata Station:

11. Kumamoto Stadium (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Tickets from Kumamoto Station:

12. Oita Stadium (Oita Prefecture)
Tickets from Oita Station: 

We are sure that you can enjoy traveling around Japan during this rugby game season, as many of the host cities in Japan have countless popular tourist attractions that excite you.

If you have not checked the tournament schedules, check out the official Rugby World Cup 2019™ website for more information on tickets and venues!


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You can book Shinkansen/Bullet train tickets online here. We purchase tickets for you and deliver to your hotel. Reserve your tickets/seats without the hassle.


Seat guide

Shinkansen seats are available in four levels depending on the comfort and services your require.

Ordinary Seat

Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.

Green Seat

Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.

Reserved Seat (Ordinary Reserved Seat)

Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.

Green Reserved Seat

Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who values comfortable travel. Consider it as "business class" seats.

GranClass Seat

Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines. Gran Class seats comes with airline-like amenities and meals.The most expensive of all.

Unreserved Seat

You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.



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