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International Sports Events

Rugby World Cup 2019 is coming up, and there will be many international sports matches held around Japan. Check out the schedule of upcoming major sports events, and plan your journey to Tokyo with exciting sports in mind!

2019

2019 World Judo Championships

2019 World Judo Championships

Tokyo has been selected to host the 2019 World Judo Championships. This is the fourth time that Tokyo has hosted the competition since 1956. Chiba (1995) and Osaka (2003) are the other two Japanese cities that have hosted this exciting sports event.

Date 25th Aug – 1st Sep 2019
Place Tokyo(Nippon Budokan)
URL http://www.judo.or.jp/english/p/32291

Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019

After the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup is known as one of the world's biggest sports competitions. The Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan in 2019—the first time it is being held in an Asian country—and its theme is “Unity.” Athletes and fans alike are looking forward to seeing rugby celebrated as a truly global sport.

Date Sep 20, 2019 – Nov 2, 2019
Place Tokyo and 11 cities
URL https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/?lang=en

Tokyo Marathon 2019

Tokyo Marathon 2019

Since 2007, the Tokyo Marathon has started to fire up marathon culture in Japan, increasing the number of fans at the event and drawing some of the best marathon runners in the world. The Tokyo Marathon joined the World Marathon Majors in 2013 and is recognized as one of the world’s most remarkable marathon events.
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Date Mar 3, 2019
Place Tokyo
URL https://www.marathon.tokyo/en/

ITU World Triathlon YOKOHAMA

ITU World Triathlon YOKOHAMA

The Yokohama Triathlon was launched in 2009 as a part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama’s port. Participants in the event go through many popular spots in Yokohama, such as Yamashita Park and the Minatomirai area.

Date May 18-19, 2019
Place Yokohama
URL https://yokohama.triathlon.org/en/home/