From Sapporo City in the north to Kumamoto in the south, from Fukuoka to Kamaishi and many more places in between, the cup will be the guest of honour as this exciting festival travels the length and breadth of Japan. In all, the following prefectures will be visited: Tokyo, Saitama, Oita, Shizuoka, Iwate, Kumamoto, Osaka, Aichi, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Kanagawa.
The festival will reach a fitting climax at the international stadium in Yokohama, coinciding with the Japan v Australia match on 4 November, almost two years to the day before the Rugby World Cup 2019 final is played at the very same venue.
Japan Rugby 2019 CEO Akira Shimazu said: “We are delighted to announce details of the Rugby World Cup 2019 two-years-to-go festival that will connect the host cities, create a nationwide celebration and go forward to inspire and excite the people of Japan ahead of the tournament.”
|20 Sept||Wed||Tokyo/Shibuya||SHIBUYA 109||Venue for the 2 Years to Go Festival opening ceremony|
|22 Sept||Fri||Tokyo||Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium||Top League match venue|
|23 Sept||Sat||Saitama||Kumagaya Sports & Culture Park Athletic Stadium||Top League match venue|
|24 Sept||Sun||Oita||Oita Stadium||Top League match venue|
|30 Sept||Sat||Shizuoka||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa||Top League match venue|
|07 Oct||Sat||Iwate||Morioka South Park Football Stadium||Top League match venue|
|14 Oct||Sat||Osaka||Expo ’70 Commemorative Stadium||Top League match venue|
|21 Oct||Sat||Aichi||Mizuho Rugby Field||Top League match venue|
|22-Oct||Sun||Hyogo||Kobe Misaki Stadium||Top League match venue|
|28-Oct||Sat||Fukuoka||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium||Match venue|
|04-Nov||Sat||Kanagawa||International Stadium Yokohama||Japan vs. Australia match venue|
For further information about the festival activities, please contact the JR 2019 Communication Department (Phone: +81-3-6438-6321 Email: [email protected])