Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium

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Japanese script: 秩父宮ラグビー場
Area: Aoyama
Address: 2-8-35 Kitaaoyama, Minato, Tokyo, [map]
Access: 247 m from Gaienmae Station Ginza Line (G3)
0.5 km from Aoyamaitchōme Station Ginza Line (G4)Hanzomon Line (Z3)Oedo Line (E24)
0.9 km from Shinanomachi Station Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB27)

Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium is the spiritual and official home of rugby in Japan.

The compact stadium gives spectators a close up of the action on the field, making for a great place to watch rugby and a lively atmosphere.

The stadium hosts international games between Japan and touring teams. It’s also the home to the Super Rugby Sunwolves. The stadium also gets plenty of use during the domestic Top League Rugby competition, which attracts a number of international stars in the twilight of their careers.

For domestic games, fans are permitted to take their own alcohol and food into the stadium, so catching a game at Chichibunomiya can make for quite a reasonable day out.

Sadly the stadium, along with neighboring Jingu Baseball Stadium, is set to be demolished before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.