The Drop Goal

New Zealand
[Semi Finals 1, 2 & Final]

New Zealand

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

The Drop Goal


Semi Finals 1 & 2 + FINAL

[10 Days]


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Day 1: Arrive into Tokyo on October 25th, 2019

Arrive into Tokyo on your scheduled flight. If you can choose which airport, we recommend you to fly in and out of Haneda. It's closer! But Narita tends to have more international arrivals/departures so most likely you will be coming in to Narita. Also, if you are finding it difficult to get flights to arrive on the 21st, we can arrange pre-tour accommodation nights in Tokyo, depending on your arrival date.

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Tokyo. Free time to relax and wash away any jet lag that may be there.

Stay: Tokyo or Yokohama central hotel (3 nights)

Day 2 (OCT26) : Semi Final 1 Match Day

Enjoy a buffet style breakfast at your hotel.

Morning sightseeing with our local guide.

Match transfers arranged directly to & from your hotel.


Yokohama Stadium

@ 17.00 Kick Off

Join our Post-Match Party at a local izakaya (casual / local style dining) for an All-You-Can Eat & Drink for 2 hours! (Included)

Day 3 (OCT 27) : Semi Final 2 Match Day

Enjoy a buffet style breakfast at your hotel.

Free time until approx. 15.00 (details will be given in your travel pack on what to do, and where to go in your free time).

Match transfers arranged directly to & from your hotel.

★★ SEMI FINAL 2 ★★

Yokohama Stadium

@ 18.00 Kick Off

Join our Post-Match Party at a local izakaya (casual / local style dining) for an All-You-Can Eat & Drink for 2 hours! (Included)

Day 4 : Hakone/Mt Fuji Area

There is no  better cure after three busy days and nights in Tokyo, than to escape to a rural retreat in Hakone. Located en-route to Kyoto, Hakone is a convenient hide away more famous for its views of Mt Fuji and the lovely Lake Ashi. You will be provided with the Hakone Free Pass, given instructions how to get to where we recommend, and away you go!

We highly recommend you sample a dip in the healing Onsen (hot springs) baths while staying at your ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel).

Stay: Japanese Style Ryokan (1 night including onsen & kaiseki dinner)

Day 5/6: Kyoto & Hiroshima

Kyoto is everything you expect Japan to be. Dotted throughout the city are 17 Unesco World Heritage Monuments (temples, shrines, gardens) making this city the most culturally rich and visually unique. A traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, an up-close-and personal chat with a real Kyoto Geisha, cycling through the back streets, roaming the quieter areas on your own, or just sitting in front of the river, people watching, Kyoto will not disappoint.

An important cultural activity we like to share in Kyoto is a traditional Tea Ceremony. In the evening you will have dinner with a Kyoto Geisha in a local restaurant. Shabu-Shabu Dinner included.

On your free day in Kyoto you can chose to head west on the bullet train to Hiroshima & Miyajima Island (day trip is possible).  Or if you prefer to stay closer to home, visit the First Capital and Unesco World Heritage Todaiji Temple in Nara. Nara is home to the largest bronzed statue and biggest wooden buildings in the world. Very impressive!

Don't worry about deciding this yet. Your rail pass will get you to either destination at no extra charge so you can decide when you are in Japan.

Day 7/8/9: Back to Tokyo for The Final

Make your way to Tokyo on the bullet train using your Japan Rail pass. You will have the chance to see the Bronze Final on Nov 01st if you wish or, use this time to explore Tokyo in some more depth. We will provide you with details on where to go and how to get there. If you need a private guide or wish to join a city tour, you can do this too. But no matter what you get up to, your last day in Japan watching the FINAL will undoubtedly be one of the rugby highlights of this trip and in your life. Transfers to the game are included to/from your hotel.

★★ FINAL ★★

Yokohama Stadium

@ 18.00 Kick Off

Join our FINAL POST MATCH PARTY at a local Izakaya (casual / local style dining) for an 'All-You-Can Eat & Drink' for 2 hours (included)!

Stay: Tokyo or Yokohama City Centre hotel (3 nights)

Day 10 (Nov 03) : Depart Japan

Depart Japan on your scheduled flight. If you would like to stay on for another day or two just ask. Your travel consultant will arrange separately as a post tour option.

You will be transferred to either Narita or Haneda Airport directly from your hotel (included).

Match Details:


Saturday, Oct 26 Yokohama

Semi Final 1 @ 17.00

Sunday, Oct 27, Yokohama

Semi Final 2 @ 18.00

Friday Nov 01, Tokyo

Bronze Final @ 18.00

Saturday Nov 02, Yokohama

Final @ 18.00

Tour Details:

Tour Reference:



Friday October 25, 2019


Sunday November 03, 2019



9 nights/10 days



Yokohama (Kamakura) - Kyoto (Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Nara) - Tokyo (Mt Fuji)


Tour Type:

Self-Guided ­­­­­­with English-speaking guides in local towns & cities (detailed travel pack provided to enable you travel like a local)!


Tour Prices:

Standard Plan:

Twin/Double/Triple: AU$4,700

Single Occupancy: AU$6,100

Superior Plan:

Twin/Double/Triple: AU$5,490

Single Occupancy: AU$7,400

Payment Terms:

Prices are per person. Prices are fixed once booking deposit is paid. Booking deposits are non-refundable AU$400 per person. Final payment due 120 days prior to start date

Tour Inclusions:

Accommodation Standard Plan:

  • 9 Nights total (3* comfortable convenient hotels with one night in a traditional Japanese ryokan)

Accommodation Superior Plan:

  • 9 Nights (4/5* superior central hotels with one night in a traditional Japanese ryokan)


  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 Post-Match Dinner Parties
  • Kaiseki Traditional Japanese Dinner at your ryokan


  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • 3 Return Match transfers to/from hotel (Bronze Match transfer not included but details will be provided)
  • 7 Day Japan Rail Pass incl. bullet train journeys

Cultural Experiences:

  • Tokyo City Sightseeing
  • Hakone/Mt Fuji Day Trip
  • Traditional Japanese dinner
  • Kyoto World Heritage Sites Tour
  • Kyoto Authentic Tea Ceremony

UJT’s Essential Travel Pack:

  • Detailed & customised daily schedule
  • How to get to every point we recommend, using our local maps
  • Emergency local contact 24/7
  • Local travel tips on where to go, what to eat, and how to behave!


Tour Exclusions:

International Flights:

  • Our tours start and end in Japan so you are required to book your own international flights. If you need help, we are happy to advise. Or, you can find a wide search range on

Match Tickets:

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