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This year’s Rugby World Cup is a groundbreaking event for the sport: the ninth tournament since the Cup was inaugurated in 1987, it marks the first time the games have been held in Asia, as well as the first time they have taken place outside rugby’s ‘traditional’ homelands. With preparations for the 2020 Olympics also reaching fever pitch, this is a truly special time to be visiting Japan as a sports fan.
The matches will be held across 12 locations in Japan from September 20 to November 2. Here’s where and how the six weeks of matches will play out, along with what else you can enjoy in each host city.
For more information on the host cities, check our special rugby website here.