Friday 4 October
Arrive Tokyo. Take Narita Xpress train to central Tokyo. Check in to hotel.
Saturday 5 October
Morning free. Afternoon train journey to Tokyo Stadium for the ENGLAND vs ARGENTINA game, starting 1700hrs. After the game, train return to city.
Sunday 6 October
Depart on shinkansen (bullet train) west to Hiroshima. Suggest: 0903/1334 or 1003/1434 On arrival Hiroshima you can do one of two things. Either leave luggage at the station (plenty of lockers at all stations) and take the tram into city centre (10 mins) where you can visit the Peace Park, Memorial Museum, etc. Then return to station and take onward train for 20 minutes to Miyajimaguchi. This connects with ferry for 10 minute ‘hop’ to the island. On arrival, walk the short distance to RYOKAN IWASO ( http://www.iwaso.com )
OR you could arrive Hiroshima and just directly connect with local train to Miyajimaguchi and ferry over to the island. Multi course kaiseki dinner is included both evenings at the ryokan.
Monday 7 October
Full day at leisure on Miyajima Island. There is a cute timber village on the island plus extensive walks up into the hills behind. Plus of course the famous over water monastery and Torri Gate.
OR you could easily go back to Hiroshima – again two ways. Either re-track with the boat and train, or if the weather is nice, take the high speed ferry which operates from the island direct into the city centre – next to the museum. The high speed ferry is at additional cost.
Tuesday 8 October
Leave the island this morning, back to Hiroshima. Depart on 0954hrs train, arriving Kyoto 1214hrs. (next train is 1054/1257). Afternoon free in Kyoto.
Wednesday 9 October
Full day free in Kyoto. You could also, time permitting, take the train 20mins to Nara – another ancient capital of Japan.
Thursday 10 October
Depart Kyoto back to Tokyo. Trains depart 0932/1210 or 0958/1240
Friday 11 October
Free in Tokyo
Saturday 12 October
Afternoon train to nearby Yokohama for the ENGLAND vs FRANCE game at 1715hrs. Train back after the game.
Sunday 13 October
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES (based on double or twin rooms only)
- 5 nights (total) Tokyo at the Asakusa View Hotel in superior twin or double bedded room
- 2 nights Hiroshima area at the RYOKAN IWASO including breakfast and multi course kaiseki dinner each day. Twin Japanese rooms.
- 2 nights Kyoto at the Daiwa Roynet Kyoto Ekimae Hotel in superior double room
- 14 day JR Pass in Green Class (1st Class)
- Hire of a pocket wifi router – one per room. Unlimited wifi access.
- SUICA card charged with ¥4000 (to cover for game transfers)
- Services of World Rugby Travel staff in Japan.
This tour is based on using the following hotels:
TOKYO - Asakusa View Hotel.
KYOTO - Daiwa Roynet Ekimae
Please refer to their web sites for more information.
In Hiroshima we have chosen to stay 2 nights at the 4.5 star IWASO Ryokan on the beautiful island of Miyajima. To access the island you take a local train for 30 minutes from Hiroshima Station and connect directly with the ferry over to the island - a 10 minute trip. The ryokan is located 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. Included in your stay is accommodation in typical Japanese rooms (tatami mats, etc) with breakfast and a spectacular kaiseki (multi course meal) each evening. After dinner many guests go for a walk in their casual kimono (supplied in room) around the village.
We offer 3 room types at IWASO. The SHINKAN, SHINKAN DELUXE and HANARE. Heres a brief explanation:
Air conditioned, fridge, wc. Towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, shampoo, yukata (casual kimono) comb, brush. These are 22 tatami mats in area.
Air conditioned, fridge, wc., bath. Towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, shampoo, yukata (casual kimono) comb, brush. These are 18 tatami mats in area split between 2 rooms and many outdoor areas..
Air conditioned, fridge, wc. Towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, shampoo, yukata (casual kimono) comb, brush. These are 8 tatami mats in area with side rooms..
HOW TO BOOK
Its simple. All our prices are per person in the room type, hotel etc, of your choice from the drop down menu.
Select the product and ADD TO CART
This takes you to the CART
Here you can increase the numbers per room style/hotel grade/etc from (a base of) one to as many as are travelling. Automatically the value of the cart increases.
This also allows you to buy different styles of room depending on your needs.
Time to pay. You can choose 2 schemes. If buying outside the 12 weeks cut off you click the INSTALLMENTS button in the middle. This takes you to the secure payment pages of Partial.ly. If paying in full (ie: within 12 weeks of departure) click the FULL PAYMENT button. This takes you to the PayPal secure server.
We accept all credit and debit cards.
Our payment process is simple and flexible. You have 4 payment options when you reach the CART.
FULL PAYMENT - choose this if you are booking within 12 weeks of departure OR if you wish to pay for the items in full now. This is via the Partial.ly payment schemes secure site.
INSTALLMENTS - here there are 2 schemes. For Rugby in Japan you will automatically pay 55% up to 15 April, 10% on 15 May, 15% on 15 June and the balance by 15 July. All other tours will be 25% deposit and the balance of 75% 12 weeks prior.
BANK TRANSFER - if you wish to pay by bank deposit, let us know and we will provide account details.
INTERIM PAYMENTS - of course you can also pay in stages. Just call or email us.
None of these payment scheme attract additional fees.