[IMPORTANT]: Reminder for Those Planning to Attend the Upcoming Summer Matches

In anticipation of this autumn’s Rugby World Cup 2019, the operations of the upcoming “World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 Japan Round supported by Lipovitan D” and “Lipovitan D Challenge Cup 2019” shall be delivered in accordance with the specific tournament rules as detailed below.


Please note that the rules provided herein may slightly differ from those applicable to other rugby union fixtures hosted by the Japan Rugby Football Union.

Your kind understanding and cooperation in confirming the respective rules and designing necessary plans well in advance would be greatly appreciated.


Admission and Security:

On the day of each scheduled match, there will be mandatory security checks, including baggage inspection and frisking et al., for all ticketholders entering the Match Venue.  As the surrounding areas of the Match Venue are expected to be rather crowded with all the spectators, please cooperate and ensure arrival in plenty of time.  (Admission may take up to 60 minutes or more).

Please be reminded that no storage facilities will be available to check your baggage at or in the vicinity of each Match Venue.



The seats available for all scheduled matches will be fully reserved, without any option to select your seat at the time of purchase.

No post-purchase cancellations or changes may be permitted.  There will be no Official Ticket Resale Scheme, either.

Some seats will be sold at discounted prices as “seats with restricted view.”*

*A “seat with restricted view” refers to any seat where the ticketholder’s view may be partly compromised during the match due to the presence of handrails, fences, advertising boards, et al.


To attend each match, please make sure to carry a valid ticket to be permitted entry.

Any ticketholder leaving the Match Venue at any point shall not be re-admitted under any circumstances whatsoever, and there shall be no provision of any pass-outs, either.


Prohibited Items:

At each Match Venue, you shall be strictly prohibited from bringing in any of the items specified below:

Weapons of any kind; food and drink (including but not limited to alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, boxed lunches et al.); glass, plastic or stainless steel bottles; aluminium or steel cans; stick umbrellas; any oversized baggage; selfie sticks; video cameras and any other peripheral equipment, e.g., tripods/monopods; drones; smoke canisters; communication devices (including but not limited to walkie-talkies, wireless microphones, Wi-Fi [wireless LAN] routers and any other equipment that may involve emission of radio waves).

Since most of the scheduled matches will be held in the open-air stadia, please exercise caution in deciding what to wear; be sure to wear something that is easy to put on/take off and/or bring a raincoat/windbreaker.


As exceptions, you may be permitted to bring in hot tea/water for medical care and health maintenance purposes (on condition that you will be requested during the mandatory security checks to take a sip on the spot).

In such cases, you may use an ordinary water flask (preferably made of plastic) at home to bring in hot tea/water.

For obvious security and safety reasons, you are prohibited from bringing in any bottles or cans inside the Match Venue, as noted above.



There will be no parking space available at or in the vicinity of the Match Venue.  Instead of driving to the venue, please use public transport.  In addition, please be warned that extensive traffic control will be enforced on the day of each scheduled match, which implies potential restrictions on taxi drop-off locations.