2019 Rugby World Cup | Your Digital Guide to Exploring Japan

July 3, 2019

Come September, 400,000 rugby fans will descend upon Japan as Asia’s first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off. This will open up an entirely new experience as all the exhilaration and emotion associated with the biggest tournament in rugby meets Japan, the cultural capital of the world.

With 48 games spanning across 12 locations, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore a Japan beyond the usual tourist trail, and truly learn why the country has been tagged, “where tradition meets the future”. While local information provided in English is becoming more accessible, it is still essential to utilise online platforms in order to make the most of your visit.

The BCCJ is delighted to team up with the country’s leading travel experts, JTB to promote 2 portable solutions designed for rugby fans, allowing you to plan every step of your journey and ensure a smooth time in Japan.


Captain’s Run Japan

Captain’s Run Japan is an online information hub containing insider tips and tricks to experience the real Japan. This includes essential information about each stadium along with directions, model itineraries, introducing nearby hidden gems and even suggestions on how to unwind in the evenings.

What makes Captain’s Run truly a one-stop website is its immersive functionality, allowing visitors to book hotels, tours, and activities, all from your smartphone or laptop. one of the unique services offered is JTB's ‘Luggage-Free Travel’, a service which allows you to have your luggage delivered to and from each airport on your itinerary directly to your hotel - allowing you to spend less time dealing with luggage and more time enjoying all that Japan has to offer. You can easily make reservations online.


Japan Trip Navigator

For rugby fans looking to scratch a little deeper into their surroundings, we recommend downloading the travel app and digital companion, Japan Trip Navigator (JTN). This app tracks your location and highlights recommended attractions and restaurants near you. Create personalised itineraries, save locations and book your dinner plans in a matter of moments. Japan is renowned for its vibrant community, so what better way to get involved and share memories with locals than by joining a local event. JTN highlights nearby festivals and shows, including the address, description of what to expect, and all the other essential details you need to know.

As well as all of the above, JTN also includes 'Miko', a unique and personal chat-bot guide to help you on your journey. Miko can recommend all sorts, from where to go later in the evening, to where you can book a roof over your head!


We hope you find these tools useful, and that they serve you as a valuable guide during your stay in Japan.

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