Rugby World Cup Events and Deals

Japan will host the Rugby World Cup for the very first time this year, with the opening game taking place in Tokyo on Friday September 20th.

With Sapporo hosting two games (Australian vs. Fiji on September 21 and England vs. Tonga on September 22), many global rugby fans will make their way to Hokkaido to explore its beauty while following their nations World Cup fortunes. 

Some great events and deals are available in Niseko for those looking to visit. 

Classic Wallabies at Kumo Restaurant

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Lote Tuqiri, Matt Cockbain and Morgan Turinui are household names for Australian rugby fans. These three Classic Wallabies will be at Kumo Restaurant on Friday September 20th, to meet and greet guests, take photos and share stories from their playing days at the highest level. 

Tickets are available for ¥3,500 and include a welcome drink and bar snacks. 

50% Off at Skye Niseko

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Throughout the World Cup, Skye Niseko are offering 50% off for minimum 3-night stays across nearly all room types. Stay in luxury, visit the in-house onsen, enjoy free breakfast, get a massage at Ryko Spa, or perhaps even attend the Classic Wallabies event at Kumo Restaurant which is on the ground floor! 

Discounted Transfers

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Needing transport to and from Niseko? Or somewhere else around Hokkaido? Well SkyExpress are your one stop shop for transport in Hokkaido! Until September 30th, SkyExpress are offering up to 25% off private transfers. It's limited to three bookings per day though, so get in quick.

Where to Watch the Games

Catch all the Rugby World Cup action in Niseko at the venues listed above.


Niseko is no longer just a winter destination. The secret is out that the other seasons offer just as much, like the incredible colours of Autumn which are only weeks away.