Japan Rugby Tour

School Sports Rugby Tour Japan

Steeped in centuries of highly revered traditions, but also a pioneering force at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, Japan is a country of contrasts.

Rugby has been a strong part of Japan’s culture since 1899, with the sport being played extensively in schools from the age of 12 – this tour provides the perfect mix of unique fun experiences and challenging rugby, all in a background of traditional Japanese culture!


Sample Itinerary

  1. ARRIVE TOKYO Welcome to Tokyo, and Japan! Depending on your arrival time there may be time for a Tokyo City sight-seeing tour, to include the opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine, and the Imperial Palace.

  2. TOKYO Warm up with a training session this morning, before getting stuck straight in to your first match of the tour, against a local Japanese school!

  3. TOKYO Spend the day exploring this fascinating ultra-modern capital city at your own pace, before immersing yourself in local culture this evening as you attend a traditional Sumo-Wrestling match.

  4. TOKYO Once again there will be time to warm up in a training session this morning, before you face your next Japanese opponents in the second match of the tour.

  5. MT FUJI Take a short trip out of the city today to majestic Mt Fuji and Hakone. Visit Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station at an elevation of 2,300 meters, enjoy a cruise on pristine Lake Ashi, and take a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway, which boasts spectacular views of the surrounding Hakone National Park.

  6. TOKYO TO KYOTO Take the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, and spend the afternoon visiting the many local temples and shrines.

  7. KYOTO After a couple of rest days, it’s back into training this morning, before match 3 of the tour against a local Japanese side this afternoon.

  8. KYOTO TO OSAKA Board another train this morning, bound for our next destination – Osaka. Spend the afternoon visiting bustling local markets and magnificent castles!

  9. OSAKA Another warm up training session this morning, ahead of your final match against a local school this afternoon – last chance so make it count!

  10. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN Spend a full day at Universal Studios Japan – home to a ton of exciting attractions and rides.

  11. OSAKA – TOKYO: DEPART TOKYO Jump back on the bullet train and return to Tokyo, making your way to the airport, where your trip of a lifetime sadly comes to an end. Time to bid farewell to your tour guide, and depart Japan with lifelong memories!

Sample Inclusions

  • 10 nights’ accommodation - students multi-share, staff twin share (en-suite where possible)
  • 10 x Continental breakfasts
  • 10 x Evening Meals
  • Transport via private vehicle with driver, or train
  • Dedicated tour guide with group 24/7
  • Tokyo City sight-seeing tour
  • Sumo-Wrestling match
  • Mt Fuji Hakone day trip
  • Kyoto temple visits
  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Sydney City sight-seeing tour
  • 4 Matches against local teams
  • Facilities for 4 additional training sessions
  • Student Tour packs include some Haka treats


  • Develop sports skills
  • Strengthen team spirit
  • Experience the nature and strong cultural background of Japan
  • Personal development