Rugby World Cup 2019 Imperial Tour

19 September – 23 October 2019

32 Nights / 33 Days in Japan


Imperial Tour Overview

Our Imperial Tour kicks off with Scotland’s crunch match against Ireland in their opening match of Rugby World Cup™ 2019. The other matches (all with official match tickets) that are included on this tour are Scotland v Samoa, Scotland v Russia, Scotland v Japan plus the two quarter-finals on Scotland’s side of the draw which will take place in International Stadium Yokohama.

Over 33 days you will travel across stunning Japan using the famous Bullet trains as well as our executive coaches. Location highlights include Tokyo Metropolitan, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Numerous excursions (ancient shrines, monuments, museums etc) with our bilingual guides are included within the Imperial Tour package price. The language barrier should not be underestimated and our bilingual guides will help you to truly connect with the Japanese people and their culture.

One of the authentic experiences that we have included is a night at a Japanese Ryokan – a traditional Japanese-style inn. Expect minimalistic tatami mat rooms with Japanese futon bedding. Trade in your shoes & “regular” clothes for yukata – a Japanese-style robe – and slippers. Onsen (hot springs) are available for bathing and your stay includes a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast. This is a great way to fully immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture!

We have also included a number of sociable lunches / dinners throughout the tour.

Bullet train and Executive Coach Transfers throughout.

4 & 5* hotels throughout.

Breakfast served every day
Nine lunches / dinners (ex drinks) are included.

Official Category D match tickets to all six matches.
*There will be a ticket upgrade programme on offer.

The language barrier (both written and spoken) should not be underestimated and that is why we have included so many great excursions with our bilingual guides.  (See sightseeing tab  for more info)

Tour Merchandise to include backpack and jacket

RWC 2019 Japan Guide

Japanese phrase booklet

Unbeatable customer service from our rugby travel professionals. From your first contact with us through to post tour we guarantee genuine and unbeatable attention to detail.

We only do rugby! We organise great rugby tours for supporters and teams and that is why we have been appointed as an Authorised Sub-Agent for Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan. Our previous official appointments have included Rugby World Cup 2011 and 2015 and The British & Irish Lions 2013 and 2017.

Single Supplement @ £5,495

Travel Insurance: It is vital that you have travel insurance and we strongly recommend that you are covered from the time of booking as this may assist you in recovering monies paid in the unfortunate event of you having to cancel your trip.

Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a personal nature.

Tuesday 24 September 2019: SHIRAKAWA-GO

UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go

Friday 27 September 2019: KYOTO

Golden Pavilion
Kiyozmizu Temple

Wednesday 2 October 2019: HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Thursday 3 October 2019: MIYAJIMA ISLAND

Miyajima Island
Itsukushima Shrine
Return ferry crossing

Saturday 5 October 2019: HAKONE

 Cruise on Lake Ashi with great views of Mount Fuji
 Hakone Cable Car

Friday 11 October 2019: KAMAKURA & YOKOHAMA

 Kamakura Great Buddha
 Tatsumi Shrine
 Kamakura town

Saturday 12 October 2019: TOKYO

 Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise shopping street
 Akihabara Electric Town
 Imperial Palace Double Bridge
 Meiji Shrine
 Shibuya & Harajuku District

Wednesday 16 October 2019: NAGANO

Kintaikyo Bridge

* Please note that the final sightseeing itinerary is subject to change.


Imperial Tour Matches

Scotland v Ireland
Scotland v Samoa
Scotland v Russia
Scotland v Japan
Quarter-final 2
Quarter-final 4

Want to Book?

Online: Click the Book Now tab to enter the booking process where you can choose to pay later, pay a deposit or pay in full. All these options secure your tour place/s subject to receipt of monies. If you don’t wish to book online then simply email us your requirements at or call us on +44 131 513 9504 and we will be happy to help. View our Rugby World Cup 2019 terms and conditions.