Looking for a real rugby adventure to the other side of the world? Do you want your students to embrace a truly different, ancient culture through a shared passion for rugby?

Japan is rapidly becoming a sporting powerhouse, thanks to the national team’s incredible performance in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and at the 2016 Olympics. Plus, Japan hosted both the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics!

A land of contrasts, from the heaving megalopolis of Tokyo to the serenity of Mount Fuji, on your school rugby tour to Japan, your players will have the opportunity to enjoy incredible sporting and cultural experiences that very few touring teams ever get the chance to.

Suggested Itinerary (10 days, 8 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Meet at the airport and board flight to Tokyo

Flight

Flight

2

Flight

Arrive in Tokyo

Meet and greet from local rep

Transfer to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

3

Breakfast at accommodation

Private Taiko drumming session

Half-day guided tour of Tokyo

Evening meal at accommodation

4

Breakfast at accommodation

First friendly fixture

Post-match hospitality

Evening meal at accommodation

5

Breakfast at accommodation

Charitable activity at a local food bank

Half-day Tokyo tour

Evening meal at accommodation

6

Breakfast at accommodation

Second friendly fixture

Afternoon spent with fixture hosts

Evening meal at accommodation

7

Breakfast at accommodation

Check out of accommodation

Bullet train to Osaka with views of Mount Fuji

Private coach transfer to Universal Studios

Visit Universal Studios with Express Pass

Evening meal at Universal Studios

8

Breakfast at accommodation

Tour of the famous Nijo-jo Castle

Afternoon private guided coach tour of Kyoto

Evening meal at accommodation

9

Breakfast at accommodation

Third friendly fixture

Post-match hospitality

Final meal at a traditional Japanese restaurant

10

Breakfast at accommodation

Transfer to airport

Fly home

Arrive home in the late evening

10 days, 8 nights Price from £2,500 pp
  • 8 nights' half-board accommodation, including final dinner at a traditional Japanese restaurant
  • All ground transfers
  • A ride on the bullet train
  • ATOL protected return flights from UK to Japan
  • Private bilingual guides
  • Organisation of 3 fixtures per team against local opposition
  • x2 half-day guided tours of Tokyo
  • Guided tour of Kyoto
  • Visit to Universal Studios with Express Pass and dinner in the park
  • Taiko drumming lesson
  • Charitable activity
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Travel and medical insurance

Accommodation

Excursions

Sumo Stable Visit

Sumo Stable Visit

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A sumo wrestler will stay with one heya, or stable, throughout his career. Learn more about Japan's national sport by… Read More

Taiko Drumming

Taiko Drumming

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Taiko, a big Japanese drum, is used in a number of traditional and modern ceremonies, festivals, sports events and parades… Read More

Tatedo Sword Fighting

Tatedo Sword Fighting

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The modern Japanese art of stage fighting, a tatedo lesson will leave you feeling like a samurai… Read More

Guided Tokyo Tour

Guided Tokyo Tour

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Explore Tokyo with a local guide, who'll ensure you see all that this incredible city has to offer… Read More

Guided Osaka Tour

Guided Osaka Tour

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Osaka is a modern city with plenty of youth culture to explore. It's also one of the best places to… Read More

Guided Kyoto Tour

Guided Kyoto Tour

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Japan's most culturally rich city, Kyoto is home to a whopping 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Touring the city with… Read More

Guided Hiroshima Tour

Guided Hiroshima Tour

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Hiroshima is, perhaps, most famous as the target of the first nuclear weapon, when the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on… Read More

Traditional Kyudo Archery

Traditional Kyudo Archery

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Kyudo is a traditional martial art in Japan. This form of archery is more than 2,000 years old. Try your… Read More

Toei Movie Village

Toei Movie Village

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Step into a samurai film! This theme park allows you to explore real film sets - you may even come across a… Read More

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike. There are 8 themed areas (Hollywood, New York, San Francisco… Read More

Hike Mount Fuji

Hike Mount Fuji

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Hike up Japan's tallest mountain to see the sun rise from Mount Fuji - an experience you'll never forget… Read More

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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As a dad, I take great joy in hearing from other parents about how much their children loved our trips! – Dan Morley Sports Sales & Product Manager

Don't take our word for it …

Superb 4 day trip to Barca / Salou 24th September. Travelled with 36 pupils who had a fantastic time at the Cambrills Sports Village, fixtures, coaching,theme park, nou camp etc. Every aspect of the tour was superbly organised and went to plan and all as described. Great communication, planning and value for money from Halsbury. I will be doing the same again next year with them. Brilliant trip, thank you to Halsbury, Kate, Maria for a hassle free well organised school tour. — Wheelers Lane Technology College , September 2023

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