Quarter-finals (2 & 4) in Tokyo
PLUS both semi-finals

Bonsai Tour

16 – 29 October 2019
11 Nights / 12 Days in Japan

Overview of the Bonsai Tour

This tour is currently sold out and we are in the process of securing additional places. If you wish to be notified if/when this tour becomes available again, please click the ‘Be Notified’ button above and fill out your details. Below are the details of the original tour and should we secure additional places, these details may change.

Our Bonsai Tour includes the two Tokyo based Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-finals and both semi-final matches, all with official match tickets.

Now Ireland are Grand Slam Champions and ranked second in the world there is genuine belief that this team will be the first Irish team to progress beyond the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. We share this belief and our Bonsai Tour matches this belief.

Over 12 days you will experience stunning Japan including travelling along the ancient Samurai Way. Travelling on the famous Bullet trains as well as our executive coaches the tour highlights include Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama and Nagoya. A number of excursions (ancient shrines, monuments, heritage sites etc) with our bilingual guides are included within the Bonsai Tour package price. The language barrier should not be underestimated and our bilingual guides will help you to truly connect with the Japanese people and their culture.

We have also included a number of sociable lunches / dinners throughout the tour.

Rugby Legends will accompany you and these will be announced over the coming months.

Finally, you will be invited to our Rugby World Cup 2019 Information Evening that will take place in Dublin, November 2018. Details will be forwarded to you closer to the time.

Return international flights Dublin – Tokyo

Bullet train and Executive Coach Transfers throughout

4/5* hotels throughout

Breakfast served every day
Two lunches / dinners (ex drinks) are included

Official Category D match tickets to all four matches
*There will be a purely optional ticket upgrade programme and you will be notified when this becomes available

The language barrier (both written and spoken) should not be underestimated and that is why we have included so many great excursions with our bilingual guides.  (See sightseeing tab  for more info)

Rugby Legends joining you on tour (names to be confirmed over the coming months)

We will host an information evening for all our Rugby World Cup 2019 guests in November 2018 in Dublin. Details will be forwarded to you closer to the time

Tour Merchandise to include backpack and jacket

RWC 2019 Japan Guide

Japanese phrase booklet

Unbeatable customer service from our rugby travel professionals. From your first contact with us through to post tour we guarantee genuine and unbeatable attention to detail.

We only do rugby! We organise great rugby tours for supporters and teams and that is why we have been appointed as an Authorised Sub-Agent for Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan. Our previous official appointments have included Rugby World Cup 2011 and 2015 and The British & Irish Lions 2013 and 2017.

Single Supplement @ €2,750 per person

Travel Insurance: It is vital that you have travel insurance and we strongly recommend that you are covered from the time of booking as this may assist you in recovering monies paid in the unfortunate event of you having to cancel your trip. We offer travel insurance to Japan starting from €59pp. Please note that this is only available to residents of the Republic of Ireland.

Upgrade to Business Class or First Class flights: We can quote on request and supplements will apply. Subject to availability.

Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a personal nature.

Friday 18 October 2019: TOKYO

Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise shopping street
Akihabara Electric Town
Imperial Palace Double Bridge
Meiji Shrine
Shibuya & Harajuku District

Monday 21 October 2019: TOKYO / KANAZAWA
Check out of your Tokyo hotel and transfer by Bullet train to Kanazawa. Nestled between the mountains and the Sea of Japan, Kanazawa is where you will visit one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens, the Kenrokuen. The adjacent Kanazawa Castle is also included. It was built in 1583, was once the home of the feudal Maeda family who founded the Kenrokuen garden. Because it has not experienced wars or natural disasters, the historical structures of Kanazawa are well-preserved

Tuesday 22 October 2019: KANAZAWA / SHIRAKAWA-GO / TAKAYAMA
Check out of your hotel and transfer by coach to the stunning Shirakawa-go. This area, complete with thatched roof farmhouses used for the cultivation of silkworms, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wednesday 23 October 2019: TAKAYAMA / NAGOYA
Today feel free to explore picture perfect Takayama that offers a taste of the Japanese culture of yesterday and today. Locally made hand crafts and goods are available in the town’s morning market. If in need of refreshments, you can visit a traditional tea house or a sake brewery. There are numerous restaurants as well. This is one of Japan’s most iconic towns

Thursday 24 October 2019: NAGOYA / TOKYO
Morning at leisure. Compared to the peace and tranquillity of the last two days, Nagoya provides a bustling backdrop with over two million inhabitants and is Japan’s fourth most populated city. Much of the city, including most of its historic buildings, were destroyed in the air raids of 1945. The Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its headquarters just outside of Nagoya

* Please note that the final sightseeing itinerary is subject to change.

Commission For Aviation Regulation

Here is a selection of photographs from our first site inspection in Japan. To view more head to our Japan Site Inspection Gallery.


Quarter-final 2
Quarter-final 4
Semi-final 1
Semi-final 2

Want to book?

Online: Click the Book Now tab to enter the booking process where you can choose to pay later, pay a deposit or pay in full. All these options secure your tour place/s subject to receipt of monies. The semi-finals Bolt On can be selected as an optional extra at Stage 2 of the booking process. If you don’t wish to book online then simply email us your requirements at [email protected] or call us on + 353(0)61 624734 and we will be happy to help. View our Rugby World Cup 2019 terms and conditions.




Japan is a world apart. Full of culture and sights. Be prepared for your trip to Rugby World Cup 2019 with our excellent guide to Japan.