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Rugby World Cup 2019 - Cherry Blossom Tour

11 Days / 10 Nights in Japan

Our Cherry Blossom Tour includes (all with official match tickets) Ireland v Samoa plus the two Tokyo based quarter-finals.

From € 5845 pps


Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Dates

  • 10 Oct 2019 - 22 Oct 2019
    € 5845
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Day 1 - Thursday 10 October 2019

Depart Dublin (or other chosen airport) for Fukuoka.

Day 2 - Friday 11 October 2019: Arrive at Fukuoka Airport

You will be met by our staff at arrivals. Executive coach transfer to the 4* ANA Crowne Plaza (or similar) in Fukuoka. Check in for three nights. Fukuoka (pronounced foo-co-ka) is Kyushu’s largest and one of Japan’s ten most populated cities. Because of its closeness to the Asian mainland (closer to Seoul than to Tokyo), Fukuoka has been an important harbour city for many centuries and was chosen by the Mongol invasion forces as their landing point in the 13th century. Today’s Fukuoka is the product of the fusion of two cities in the year 1889, when the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka’s central districts and of the main railway station.
Australia v Georgia at 19:15
We have organised a tour dinner today (included in your tour price ex drinks)

Day 3 - Saturday 12 October 2019: IRELAND V Samoa

It’s match day! Ireland’s final match in pool A that could decide their placing in the pool
New Zealand v Italy at 13:45
England v France at 17:15
17:00 Coach transfer from your hotel to Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium (30 mins)
19:15 Kick-off: Ireland v Samoa
21:45 Coach transfer back to your hotel

Day 4 - Sunday 13 October 2019: Fukuoka

We have organised a venue to watch Japan v Scotland at 19:45. This pool A match could have a big bearing on Ireland’s qualification.

Day 5 - Monday 14 October 2019: Nagasaki

11:30 Check out of hotel
12:00 Coach departs with our English speaking guide to your hotel in Nagasaki Prefecture. Lunch stop (at own expense) on route
15:30 Arrive at your hotel and check in to the 4* Hotel Okura JR Huis Ten Bosch (or similar) for three nights. Nagasaki is an attractively situated port city on the island of Kyushu and the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture. As one of Japan’s closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries and was the most important of only a very few ports open to restricted numbers of foreign traders during Japan’s period of isolation. In more recent history, Nagasaki became the second city after Hiroshima to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the end of World War II. Nowadays, Nagasaki is a fascinating city full of culture with a vibrant night life and great restaurants.

Day 6 - Tuesday 15 October 2019: Nagasaki Sightseeing

Included today are visits to the following attractions:
• Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
• Nagasaki Peace Park
• Hypocentre of Atomic Bombing
• Glover House & Garden

09:00 Meet with our English speaking guide and transfer to Nagasaki City.We have organised a tour lunch today (included in your tour price ex drinks)
16:30 Transfer back to hotel
Rest of the day at leisure

Day 7 - Wednesday 16 October 2019: Nagasaki

Day at leisure

Day 8 - Thursday 17 October 2019: Nagasaki - Tokyo

Check out of your hotel
Transfer to Nagasaki Airport for your afternoon flight to Tokyo
On arrival transfer to the 5* Hilton Tokyo (or similar) and check in for four nights

Day 9 - Friday 18 October 2019: Tokyo Sightseeing

Included today are visits to the following attractions:
• Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise shopping street
• Akihabara Electric Town
• Imperial Palace Double Bridge
• Meiji Shrine
• Shibuya & Harajuku district
10:00 Coach departs your hotel with your English speaking guide
17:00 Arrive back at your hotel
We have organised a tour dinner today (included in your tour price ex drinks)

Day 10 - Saturday 19 October 2019: Match Day

It’s match day! Quarter-final 2 between pool A runner up and the pool B winner. New Zealand v Scotland?
14:30 Coach transfer from your hotel to Tokyo Stadium. We will ensure that you get to first watch quarter-final 1 at 16:15. This is winner pool C v runner up pool D. England v Wales?
19:15 Kick-off: Quarter-final 2. Winner pool B v runner up pool A
21:45 Coach transfer back to your hotel

Day 11 - Sunday 20 October 2019: Match Day

It’s match day! Quarter-final 4 between pool A winner and the pool B runner up. Ireland v South Africa?
14:30 Coach transfer from your hotel to Tokyo Stadium. We will ensure that you get to first watch quarter-final 3 at 16:15. Winner pool D v runner up pool C. Australia v France?
18:00 Transfer to Tokyo Stadium
19:15 Kick-off: quarter-final 4. Winner pool A v runner up pool B.
21:45 Coach transfer back to your hotel.

Day 12 - Monday 21 October 2019: Departure

Check out of the hotel
Transfer to Narita or Haneda Airport for your evening flight back home

Price Includes

  • Return international flights: Dublin–Fukuoka / Tokyo-Dublin with Emirates
  • Internal flights: Nagasaki to Tokyo
  • Executive Coach Transfers throughout
  • 4* hotels throughout
  • Breakfast served every day plus 3 lunches / dinners
  • Match Tickets (Official Category D match tickets to all three matches)
  • RTI Ambassador Donal Lenihan on tour
  • Other Rugby Legends joining you on tour (to be confirmed at time of writing)
  • 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


Booking Remarks 
  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges
  2. Single room supplement from €1850pp. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed
  3. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €350pp required at time of booking
  4. Balance due 10 weeks before departure 
  5. Price includes 1 standard piece of checked-in luggage
  6. Irish Passport holders require a visa for this holiday. A cost applies and details will be sent after booking. Non-Irish passport holders please contact us for further information.
  7. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  8. Flights, hotel, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
  9. Booking terms & conditions apply 


Flight Details

2019 Flights TBA


Local Time in Tokyo

GMT is never adjusted backwards or forwards. Ireland is on GMT between mid-autumn & the beginning of spring. 





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