Captain's Run Japan

Guide For Rugby Fans
Aichi Pref.
Toyota City
Around the
City of Toyota Stadium
Toyota, the Hosting City and Home to TOYOTA (Automobile), Tokugawa’s History and Rugby.

About the Stadium

City of Toyota Stadium

Address: 7-2 Sengoku-cho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Access: 15 min. on foot from Toyotashi Station on the Nagoya Railroad, or 17 min. on foot from Shin-toyota Station on the Aichi Loop Railway.

  • Getting to the stadium

    Toyotashi Station

    The stadium is located near the heart of Toyota City, both of which are named after the world-famous car manufacturer which has multiple plants within the city’s boundaries. Only about 50 min away from Nagoya station via train,

    *From Tokyo to Nagoya

    Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen directly for about 1 hour and 35 minutes.

    *From Osaka to Nagoya

    Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen directly for about 50 minutes,

  • Toyotashi Station is a 15 minute walk from the stadium entrance. Japanese rugby fans frequent the venue often, which is home turf the Top League’s Toyota Motor Corporation Verblitz.

    City of Toyota Stadium

City of Toyota Stadium Tour

  • With its unique design and 38 degree seats, City of Toyota Stadium will give you a view to boast about!

    City of Toyota Stadium

    In the stadium

    City of Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture has been announced as one of the venues for the  RWC2019. With 45,000 seats and  state of the art. Rising at a gradient equal to an Olympic ski jump slope, even rugby fans in the nosebleeds will feel right over the action on the field

  • Player’s locker room

    On approach to the stadium you’ll notice the stunning Toyota Ohashi Bridge, by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, with its abstract form and swooping white bannisters. Kurokawa is the architect behind the stadium as well, and built the structures to complement one another.

    Toyota Ohashi Bridge

    Similar to walking on the bridge, I found it hard not to feel a sense of grandiosity as I walked into Toyota Stadium and onto the field, facing its pristine green grass and massive structures.

    *Fancy a stadium tour? You can join a stadium tour for free! For more detailed information or to make a reservation, please contact the stadium directly.

    TEL:0565-87-5200 (Japanese only)

Groundbreaking Automobile
History at The TOYOTA Museum

  • Learn about Toyota’s history with their 140 Vehicle collections from all over the world!

    Toyota Automobile Museum

    Toyota Automobile Museum

    In the moments, you’re not wearing your team pride on your sleeve, there’s plenty to see and experience (and drink) in the surrounding areas of Toyota City and Nagoya. For the car-junkie, a stop by Toyota Museum is required. The three-story museum follows the history of the automobile from its inception up to the finest sports cars of today, with the vehicles themselves on display. Feast your eyes on an original Ford Model T, vintage Rolls Royce, Bugatti and the best in Japanese car manufacturing.

  • Mercedes – Benz 500K (1935, Germany)

    Delage Type D8-120 (1939, France)

Learn about Feudal Japan in Aichi,
home to Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • Discover traditional Japanese gardens and a collection of more than 10,000 pieces at Tokugawa Ieyasu’s art museum.

    The Tokugawa Art Museum

    The Tokugawa Art Museum

    Aichi Prefecture’s historical significance extends long before the birth of Toyota Motors. The Tokugawa clan was a powerful family during Feudal times that managed an incredible feat in 1600—unifying Japan under a rule that lasted nearly 300 years. Eastern Aichi prefecture was home to one of the Tokugawa clan’s family, and that history can be felt and seen by visitors to the region. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first ruler of the Tokugawa period and one of the most famous men in Japanese history, was born in Okazaki Castle. The structure has been reconstructed and is open to visitors. The Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya is also a former residence of the Tokugawa clan, and houses everything from samurai armor to katana swords.

  • Tokugawaen

    Tokugawaen

    Next door is Tokugawaen, the family’s traditional Japan garden with incredibly maintained grounds and gorgeous scenery all year round.
    Note: We took this photo on November 2017 for the RWC2019™. It is not the season for autumn foliage.
  • Okazaki Castle –  The Birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu

    Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle, located in the central part of Aichi Prefecture and not too far from Toyoya City, is renowned as the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Stroll around the Pottery Village
in Seto City

  • Seto’s Pottery town has over 1,000 years of History!

    Seto City

    This Tile was made by Seto Pottery

    A wide collection of Seto Pottery

    Take in another dose of history in Seto City, a 1,000 year-old pottery town which features active kilns as well as multiple galleries and museums. A stroll through the old town will show you a different side of Japan’s past.

  • Kamagaki-no-Komichi Path & Museum(The former kilns in Seto)

    Old tools for kilns were buried into the wall .

Downtown Nagoya

  • A Hustle and bustle district built around a historical castle!

    Nagoya Castle

    Nagoya Castle

    The historic Nagoya Castle is another major tourist destination, which features a rare reconstructed palace.

    Note:The Tenshu Tower of Nagoya Castle will have its access restricted (closed) for visitation due to
    preparative investigation and subsequent construction works related to the Tenshu Tower Wooden Reconstruction Project,
    from May 7th of 2018 to the completion of the new tower.

  • Sakae Area

    But it’s the Sakae district which shows off Nagoya’s modern status as a business and manufacturing hub with impressive attractions like Nagoya TV Tower, the Sunshine Sakae Ferris wheel (built into the side of a department store), and Oasis 21, a multi-story shopping centre with a reflecting pool, observation roof and rainbow illuminations that all follow the theme of “spaceship aqua.”

    Nagoya TV Tower

    The Osu shopping district

     

Night Life

  • Try Local Tonkatsu with traditional miso sauce

    YABATON

    Famous Yabaton cuisine

    If all this sightseeing works up an appetite, stop by Yabaton, a restaurant famous for its salty and sloppy specialty miso tonkatsu (breaded deep-fried pork slathered in fermented soybean sauce). It’s a delicious end to your day and you’ll easily spot the restaurant by the franchise’s iconic logo: a sumo wrestling pig.

  • The craft beer restaurant loved by the locals

    Y.Market Brewing

    In the brewery

    The craft beer scene has taken Japan by storm in recent years, with small breweries and craft beer pubs popping up across the country. Y.Market Brewing, a brewpub in downtown Nagoya, will satiate your beer cravings no matter what your tastes. Win or lose, stop by the pub after a match and share a pint with other fans.

    Y. Market Brewing

Other Sports

  • A taste of Japanese figure skating in Nagoya

    Ice Skating in Nagoya

    Aichi surprisingly holds the title of figure skating capital of Japan, with many players and even Olympic athletes using the region as a training base. Nagoya’s Sport Center offers an ice-skating rink year round that’s open to the public. If you’re in the mood, lace up some skates to finish out your trip. No matter your preference, a visit to City of Toyota Stadium for the World Cup offers a jumping-off point to the best Aichi Prefecture has to offer.

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