Take a tour of the four cities hosting England’s World Cup pool matches in Japan next year
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England will be playing their pool matches in four different cities at next year’s Rugby World Cup. For those travelling to Japan next year, we take a look at a few highlights in each of them below and you can find more information about all the RWC 2019 venues at visitjapan2019.com…
Sun 22 Sep, England v Tonga
Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, which was used at the 1972 Winter Olympics, has another impressive view of the city as well as memorabilia from past Games and simulators so you can enjoy different sports like the ski jump and bobsleigh.
Thu 26 Sep, England v USA
Sampling Kobe beef will be top of many rugby fan’s lists here and the top tip is to go at lunchtime as prices will be more palatable than dinner menus. Get good value and great service at Kishuya in the Chuo area.
Kobe Harbour is sure to be a popular too, especially with Meriken Park on the waterfront the designated fanzone. There are various cruises on offer, including Luminous’s evening trip along the Akashi Strait where you can see the lights change on Akashi Bridge. Splash out on a multi-course dinner or pay as you go for drinks and snacks at the bar.
Sat 5 Oct, England v Argentina
There is so much to see and do in Japan’s capital. For history, visit Asakusa where the famous Sensoji Temple is located, then dine at Asakusa Imahan – a restaurant that dates back more than 120 years and specialises in shabu-shabu (a hotpot dish with thin slices of beef).
Sat 12 Oct, England v France
At street level, there are more than 400 bars in an area of 2sqkm in Noge. Many only seat a handful of people so stay for a drink or two, then visit another.