SAMURAI TOUR
Ireland v Scotland, Ireland v Japan, Ireland v Russia & Ireland v Samoa
Plus the two Tokyo quarter-finals

Samurai Tour

19 September – 22 October 2019
31 Nights / 32 Days in Japan

Overview of the Samurai Tour

Our Samurai Tour kicks off with the massive Ireland v Scotland match. Whoever wins that has a great chance of winning pool A and will probably avoid New Zealand in the quarter-finals. The other matches (all with official match tickets) that are included on this tour are Ireland v Japan, Ireland v Russia, Ireland v Samoa plus the two Tokyo based quarter-finals.

Over 32 days you will travel across stunning Japan using the famous Bullet trains as well as our executive coaches. Location highlights include Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Numerous excursions (ancient shrines, monuments, museums etc) with our bilingual guides are included within the Samurai 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.

One of the authentic experiences that we have included is a night at a Japanese Ryokan – a traditional Japanese-style inn. Expect minimalistic tatami mat rooms with Japanese futon bedding. Trade in your shoes & “regular” clothes for yukata – a Japanese-style robe – and slippers. Onsen (hot springs) are available for bathing and your stay includes a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast. This is a great way to fully immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture!

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

RTI Ambassador, Donal Lenihan, will accompany you on tour with other Rugby Legends to be announced over the coming months. 

If you think that Ireland will progress to the semi-finals (we do!) then simply add our semi-finals Bolt On tour (see below) and make the Samurai Tour a 39 day extravaganza!

 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
Return international flights Dublin – Tokyo with Emirates

DOMESTIC FLIGHT
Nagasaki to Tokyo

TRANSFERS
Bullet train and Executive Coach Transfers throughout

HOTELS
4/5* hotels throughout

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

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

SIGHTSEEING
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)

RTI Ambassador Donal Lenihan on tour

Other Rugby Legends joining you on tour (to be confirmed at time of writing)

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 @ €4,750

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.

Tuesday 24 September 2019: TOKYO

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

Wednesday 25 September 2019: KAMAKURA & YOKOHAMA

Kamakura Great Buddha
Tatsumi Shrine
Kamakura town

Friday 27 September 2019: HAKONE

Cruise on Lake Ashi with great views of Mount Fuji
Hakone Cable Car
Owakudani

Monday 30 September 2019: KYOTO

Golden Pavilion
Kiyozmizu Temple

Wednesday 2 October 2019: OSAKA

Osaka Castle
Dotonbori Street

Saturday 5 October 2019: HIMEJI & OKAYAMA

Himeji Castle
Samurai Sword Museum

Sunday 6 October 2019: OKAYAMA

Okayama Korakuen Garden
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Ohara Museum of Art
Kojima Jeans Street

Tuesday 8 October 2019: HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Wednesday 9 October 2019: MIYAJIMA ISLAND

Miyajima Island
Itsukushima Shrine
Return ferry crossing

Thursday 10 October 2019: YAMAGUCHI

Kintaikyo Bridge

Friday 11 October 2019: FUKUOKA

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Tuesday 15 October 2019: NAGASAKI

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park
Hypocentre of Atomic Bombing
Glover House & Garden

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

Semi-Finals Bolt On

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 so if your chosen tour finishes with the quarter-finals in Tokyo you may wish to bolt on an additional week to include not only the semi-finals but also a trip along the ancient Samurai Way. The semi-final Bolt On can be added during the booking process. Please note that due to demand we cannot guarantee the semi-final bolt on should you wish to add it whilst you are actually on tour!

TOUR DURATION
Seven nights / eight days in Japan

COST
€3,850 per person sharing / Single Supplement @ €1,545

*Price may fluctuate due to airline availability

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS

TRANSFERS
Bullet train & executive coach transfers throughout

HOTELS
One night in Kanazawa at the Daiwa Roynet Hotel (or similar)
One night in Takayama at the Hotel Assosia Takayama (or similar)
One night in Nagoya at the Cypress Garden Hotel (or similar)
Four nights in Tokyo at the 4* Hotel New Otani (or similar) for the semi-finals weekend

MEALS
Breakfast every day
Two meals included (combination of lunches/dinners ex drinks) during the tour

MATCHES
Two matches. Semi-final 1 and semi-final 2

MATCH TICKETS
Category D match tickets to both semi-finals
*There will be an optional ticket upgrade programme made available and you will be notified when this becomes available

SIGHTSEEING
We have included a number of sightseeing activities along the Samurai Way

ITINERARY

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

Check into your hotel for one night

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

A short journey onto Takayama. Check into your hotel for one night

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

Later this afternoon we depart for Nagoya. Check into your hotel for one night

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.

This afternoon you will take one of the quickest Bullet train journeys that takes less than three hours to get to Tokyo!

Check into your hotel for four nights.

Friday 25 October 2019: TOKYO

Day at leisure

Saturday 26 October 2019: MATCH DAY

12:30 Coach transfer from your hotel to International Stadium Yokohama

17:00 Semi-final 1 kick-off. Winner quarter-final 1 v winner quarter-final 2

20:00 Coach transfer back to your hotel

Sunday 27 October 2019: MATCH DAY

13:30 Coach transfer from your hotel to International Stadium Yokohama

18:00 Semi-final 2 kick-off. Winner quarter-final 3 v winner quarter-final 4.

21:00 Coach transfer back to your hotel.

Monday 28 October 2019: DEPARTURE

Check out of your hotel.

Transfer to Narita or Haneda Airport for your evening flight back home.

What an incredible tour! Thank you so much for travelling with us and we hope to see you on another tour in the near future.

COST
€3,850 per person sharing / Single Supplement @ €1,545

*Price may fluctuate due to airline availability

Finals Bolt On

You’ve come this far, why not go the whole hog?! Bolt on the finals and see the bronze final in Tokyo Stadium and the final of Rugby World Cup 2019 in International Stadium Yokohama. Spend three nights in Kyoto with an included food market and tasting tour plus a traditional Japanese meal before heading back to Tokyo for the bronze final. The following day is the main event. The final of Rugby World Cup takes place in International Stadium Yokohama and promises to be an extraordinary rugby experience.

TOUR DURATION
Seven nights / eight days in Japan

COST
€3,995 per person sharing / Single Supplement @ €1,545

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS

TRANSFERS
Bullet train & executive coach transfers throughout

HOTELS
Three nights in a 4* hotel in Kyoto 
Four nights in a 4* hotel in Tokyo 

MEALS
Breakfast every day
One dinner included
Traditional Japanese Meal in Kyoto

MATCHES
Two matches. Bronze final and the final.

MATCH TICKETS
Category D match tickets to both the bronze final and the final of Rugby World Cup 2019.
*There will be an optional ticket upgrade programme made available and you will be notified when this becomes available.

SIGHTSEEING
We have included sightseeing activities in Kyoto.

ITINERARY

Monday 28 October 2019: TOKYO / KYOTO

Check out of your Tokyo hotel and transfer by Bullet train to Kyoto. Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, Imperial Palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for geisha, female entertainers trained in music and dance, often found in the Gion district.

Check into your hotel for three nights.

Tuesday 29 October 2019: KYOTO

Today we will have a lovely tour of the Japanese food markets in Kyoto including tastings of the local cuisine. This evening you will enjoy a traditional Japanese meal which is included in your tour package (ex. drinks)

Wednesday 30 October 2019: KYOTO

Today feel free to explore Kyoto at your leisure.

Thursday 31 October 2019: KYOTO / TOKYO

This morning you will check out of your hotel and transfer to Tokyo ahead of the two big finals.

Check into your hotel for four nights.

Friday 1 November 2019: MATCH DAY

Coach transfer to from your hotel Tokyo Stadium to see the bronze-final.

18:00 Bronze-final kick off.

21:30 Coach transfer back to your hotel.

Saturday 2 November 2019: MATCH DAY

12:30 Coach transfer from your hotel to Yokohama.

18:00 Final  kick-off. The showpiece event of Rugby World Cup 2019.

21:30 Coach transfer back to your hotel.

Sunday 3 November 2019: TOKYO

Day at leisure in Tokyo.

Monday 4 November 2019: DEPARTURE

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Narita or Haneda Airport for your return flight home.

What an incredible tour! Thank you so much for travelling with us and we hope to see you on another tour in the near future.

COST
€3,995 per person sharing / Single Supplement @ €1,545

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

SAMURAI TOUR MATCHES

Ireland v Scotland
Ireland v Japan
Ireland v Russia
Ireland v Samoa
Quarter-final 2
Quarter-final 4

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 rwc2019@rugbytravelireland.com or call us on + 353 (0)61 624734 and we will be happy to help. View our Rugby World Cup 2019 terms and conditions.

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