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Japanese stadium and how to get there for Australia rugby fans

In 2019, the world rugby tournament is held in Japan for the very first time. According to Skyscanner's Australia match fixtures page, the Wallabies will play their first game in the japanese stadium of Sapporo, in the Hokkaido prefecture. So for the rugby fans, here are the list of the 12 Japanese Stadium for the 2019 tournament.

1. SAPPORO DOME

Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 062-0045

Capacity: 41,410

Completed: May 26, 2001

Closest Station:Fukuzumi Subway Statopm on the Toho Line, about 10 minutes walk to the stadium

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Saturday 21 September 13:45 (JST) Australia v Fiji
Sunday 22 September 19:15 (JST) England v Tonga

2. KAMAISHI RECOVERY MEMORIAL STADIUM

Address: Unosumai Kamaishi, Iwate

Capacity: 16,334

Completed: 2018

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Wednesday 25 September 14:15 (JST) Fiji v Uruguay
Sunday 13 October 12:15 (JST) Namibia v Canada

3. KUMAGAYA RUGBY STADIUM

Address: 810 Kamikawakami, Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture 360-0004

Capacity: 25,600

Completed: 1991

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Tuesday 24 September 19H15 (JST) Russia Vs Samoa
Sunday 29 September 14:15 (JST) Georgia v Uruguay
Wednesday 09 October 13:45 (JST) Argentina v USA

4. TOKYO STADIUM

Address: 376-3 Nishimachi, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0032

Capacity: 49,970

Completed: October 2000

Closest station: Tobitakyu station, which is about 1 hour away from Tokyo Station

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Friday 20 September 19:45 (JST) Japan v Russia
Saturday 21 September 16:15 (JST) France v Argentina
Sunday 29 September 16:45 (JST) Australia v Wales
Saturday 05 October 17:00 (JST) England v Argentina
Sunday 06 October 13:45 (JST) New Zealand v Namibia
Saturday 19 October 19:15 (JST) QF2: W Pool B v RU Pool A
Sunday 20 October 19:15 (JST) QF4: W Pool A v RU Pool B
Friday 01 November 18:00 (JST) Bronze Final

5. INTERNATIONAL STADIUM YOKOHAMA

Address: 3300 Kozukuecho, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 222-0036

Capacity: 72,327

Completed: October 1997

Closest station: Kozukue Station, which is about 30 minutes away from the city center by train

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Saturday 21 September 18:45 (JST) New Zealand v South Africa
Sunday 22 September 16:45 (JST) Ireland v Scotland
Saturday 12 October 17:15 (JST) England v France
Sunday 13 October 19:45 (JST) Japan v Scotland
Saturday 26 October 17:00 (JST) SF1: W QF1 v W QF2
Sunday 27 October 18:00 (JST) SF2: W QF3 v W QF4
Saturday 02 November 18:00 (JST) Final

6. SHIZUOKA STADIUM ECOPA

Address: 2300-1 Aino Fukuroi City, Shizuoka 437-0031

Capacity: 50,889

Completed: March 2001

Closest station: Aino Station, which is 20 minutes from Mamamatsu station and 1 hour from Shizuoka station

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Saturday 28 September 16:15 (JST) Japan v Ireland
Friday 04 October 18:45 (JST) South Africa v Italy
Wednesday 09 October 16:15 (JST) Scotland v Russia
Friday 11 October 19:15 (JST) Australia v Georgia

7. City of Toyota Stadium

Address: 7-2 Sengokucho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 471-0016

Capacity: 45,000

Completed: June 2001

Closest station: Toyotashi Station, which is 1h20 minutes from Nagoya city center

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Monday 23 September 19:15 (JST) Wales Vs Georgia
Saturday 28 September 18:45 (JST) South Africa v Namibia
Saturday 05 October 19:30 (JST) Japan V Samoa
Saturday 12 October 13h45 (JST) New Zealand v Italy

8. Hanazono Rugby Stadium

Address: 1-1-1 Matsubaraminami, Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture 578-0923

Capacity: 24,000

Completed: 1929

Closest station: Higashi-Hanazono Station which is about 45 minutes from Osaka city center

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Sunday 22 September 14:15 (JST) Italy v Namibia
Saturday 28 September 13:45 (JST) Argentina v Tonga
Saturday 05 October 19:30 (JST) Japan V Samoa
Thursday 03 October 14:15 (JST) Georgia v Fiji
Sunday 13 October 14:15 (JST) USA v Tonga

9. Kobe Misaki Stadium

Address: 1-2-2 Misaki-cho, Hyogo-ku, Kobe 652-0855

Capacity: 30,132

Completed: 2001

Closest station:Misakikoen Station which is about 15 minutes from Kobe center

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Thursday 26 September 19:45 (JST) England v USA
Monday 30 September 19:15 (JST) Scotland v Samoa
Thursday 03 October 19:15 (JST) Ireland v Russia
Tuesday 08 October 19:15 (JST) South Africa v Canada

10. Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium (Level 5 stadium)

Address: 2-1-1 Higashihirao Koen, Hakata-ku Fukuoka, 816-0052

Capacity: 21,562

Completed: 1995

Closest station:Misakikoen Station – take the bus for another 5-10 minutes to get to Mushidora bus station which is about 45 minutes from Kobe center

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Thursday 26 September 16:45 (JST) Italy v Canada
Wednesday 02 October 16:45 (JST) France v USA
Saturday 12 October 19:45 (JST) Ireland v Samoa

11. Kumakato Stadium

Address: 2776 Hirayamamachi, Higashi Ward, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-8012

Capacity: 30,228

Completed: 1998

Closest station: You will have to take the bus to and get to or a ta which is about 45 minutes from Kobe center

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Thursday 26 September 16:45 (JST) Italy v Canada
Wednesday 02 October 17:15 (JST) Wales v Uruguay

12. Oita Stadium

Address: 1351 Yokoo, Oita, Oita Prefecture 870-0126

Capacity: 40,000

Completed: 2001

Closest station: You will have to take the bus from Oita Station and get off at Oita Sports Park East.

Match schedule:

Date Time Timezone Match
Wednesday 02 October 19:15 (JST) New Zealand v Canada
Saturday 05 October 14:15 (JST) Australia v Uruguay
Wednesday 09 October 18:45 (JST) Wales v Fiji
Saturday 19 October 16:15 (JST) QF1: W Pool C v RU Pool D
Sunday 20 October 16:15 (JST) QF3: W Pool D v RU Pool C