Rugby in Japan is growing in popularity. The national team is currently ranked 10th in world, and the country was gripped by Rugby fever during the 2015 World Cup when the Brave Blossoms put on a heroic display as they beat South africa 34-32 in what some have called the biggest upset in Rugby Union History.
Things are also beginning to take off at club level. At the end of January 2017, the Suntory Sungoliaths beat Panasonic Wild Knights 15-10 in the final of the 54th All-Japan championship, completing a league and cup double in front of a packed house at the the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in central Tokyo.
If you are a Rugby Fan, catching a game while you are here will bring a different perspective on how the game is run around the world. Games have a fun family-friendly atmosphere and the range of merchandising in quite unbelievable!