Hanazono Rugby Stadium

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Considered by many Japanese to be the true home of rugby in Japan, the famous Hanazono Rugby Stadium has a long history, dating all the way back to 1929. This rugby-only stadium has seating capacity for over 26,000 people. It is the annual stage for the National High School Rugby Tournament and hosts many international Top League games. With an impressive 90-year history, any rugby fan will definitely want to check out the Hanazono Rugby Museum housed inside the stadium; this museum—free to spectators—takes you through the history of rugby as a sport as well as the personal history of the stadium, and even includes a VR rugby experience. Join millions of Japanese rugby fans and make some fantastic, lasting memories at Hanazono Rugby Stadium.



1-1-1 Matsubaraminami, Higashiosaka, Osaka 578-0923 (Map) (Directions)

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Host Venue for Rugby World Cup 2019

All eyes will be on Japan in 2019 as it prepares to be the first Asian nation to host the Rugby World Cup tournament.

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Take the Osaka Metro from Shin Osaka Station to Namba Station, transfer to the Kintetsu Nara Line and get off at Higashi-Hanazono Station. From there it’s an 8-minute walk to Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

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