The opening match of the 2019 Rugby in Japan will take place at Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, and the final match will be held at International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa. These venue assignments were announced in September 2015 when plans for the tournament were revised by Japan's organizing committee and accepted by World Rugby. The National Olympic Stadium, being rebuilt for the 2020 Summer Olympics, was originally the centerpiece of Japan's Rugby in Japan bid, but revisions to the Olympic Stadium plans mandated the World Cup venue changes of Tokyo, which will host the opening ceremony and opening match, and the Yokohama Stadium, which will host the final.
Sapporo Dome is the first dome in the world equipped with a system for switching between turf for baseball and football. Sapporo Dome is the northern most all-weather dome in Japan. The stadium is home to the professional football team Consadole Sapporo and professional baseball team Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The dome features the world’s first “hovering system,” which opens and closes the dome walls to lift and move the 8,300t natural turf football field, which measures 120meters long by 85m wide.
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium
The stadium is being built to honor the more than 1200 residents killed when waves as high as 4-meters crashed into the city in 2011. The stadium will seat 16,187 fans for the Rugby in Japan tournament.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the latticed timber stadium was held on 11 December 2016. The ¥149 billion (£1.1 billion) structure is expected to complete in three and a half years' time to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed the building as an oval structure with a huge oculus above the track. Seating stands will be sheltered below the latticed larch and steel canopy, and circulation areas around the edge of each level will feature plants and trees, to respect the surrounding park.
International Stadium Yokohama
International Stadium Yokohama also known as Nissan Stadium is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, inaugurated in March 1998. It is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos of the J1 League. International Stadium Yokohama has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan, with a total of 72,327 seats. It hosted three first-round games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the final game between Germany and Brazil was played there on 30 June 2002 (the game was won by Brazil, 2–0). The stadium is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium
The 50,889 seat Ecopa Stadium is Shizuoka’s largest stadium which serves as a stage for many types of events ranging from track and field and soccer to sports entertainment. The 10,000 seat Ecopa Arena is Shizuoka’s largest arena used for volleyball, concerts, and exhibitions. In addition, the expansive grounds were ecologically designed and feature walking paths where visitors can enjoy looking at seasonal animals and plants throughout the year.
The Toyota Stadium was planned adjacent to the Toyota Bridge in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of municipalization of the City of Toyota. The Stadium was originally designed to accommodate 60,000 spectators when Toyota was selected to be one of the fifteen cities for the Japan World-Cup Semi-Final Game. Later as Japan and South Korea cosponsored the World-Cup, the possible venues were reduced to ten cities.
Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture was left out of the selection, despite the fact that it has the third largest population density. As a result the design, already in process, was reduced to accommodate 45,000 spectators.
Hanazono Rugby Stadium
The Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka is the oldest dedicated rugby union stadium in Japan. Owned by Kintetsu Group Holdings, it opened in 1929 and has a capacity of 30,000.
Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium
Also known as The Noevir Stadium Kobe, is a football stadium in Misaki Park, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Japan. The stadium has a capacity of 30,132. This stadium, which features a retractable roof, is the home ground of J1 League club Vissel Kobe and the rugby union Top League team Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers. In 1970, Kobe Central Stadium was opened at the site of the Kobe Keirin Track. It was the first football stadium in Japan to be able to host games at night following the installation of night lighting.
Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
The Level5 Stadium is located in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka city is the home ground of Avispa Fukuoka association football club. The stadium also hosts rugby union matches, including a few international matches, Top League games, Top League Challenge series and Top Kyushu league games. It was also host to four games (two match days) in the IRB Junior World Championship 2009, including the 7th place play-off and 5th place play-off on July 21, 2009.
Ōita Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Ōita Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan. The stadium is currently called Ōita Bank Dome, or Daigin Dome as an abbreviated form, by naming rights.
Umakana Yokana Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Higashi-ku, Kumamoto, Japan. It is currently used mostly for football (Roasso Kumamoto) matches and sometimes for Top League rugby games. The stadium holds 32,000 people.