If you are travelling to the Rugby World Cup 2019 to cheer on your team, why not make the most of the experience and book a homestay to get a real authentic Japanese experience. Our homestay hosts are locals who rent out their spare rooms to visitors and enjoy meeting people from around the world. As well as offering a more relaxed environment than many hotels, homestays give you the chance to experience a destination through the eyes of the people who live and breathe it each day. Your host will be on hand to offer you advice on how to get to and from the games and can also give you plenty of tips on what to do when you're not watching the rugby. Below I've included some info on the best homestay hosts to catch all the action.
Hosts Yuko and Michael are just 2 mins walk to Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium located on the western side of the city. However, they only have a single bedroom available, perfect for somebody working on volunteering during the tournament.
Don't worry though as we have over 60 other hosts all over Tokyo with excellent access for these matches. Although Tokyo may have a somewhat intimidating reputation, it's extremely tourist friendly and you'll be hard pressed to find nicer people to stay with.
Host Saori is one of our top hosts in Japan with over 50 reviews from happy homestay guests. She lives in Sapporo just 250 m from the closest subway station. She has two traditional style Japanese rooms. Saori loves sharing meals with her guests and discussing Japanese culture so you're in good hands!
Host Namita in Kobe has two double rooms available in her home in Kita-Ku, the northern part of Kobe. It's 10 mins from the Shinkobe station. They have a large garden with a BBQ area and the family often enjoys their evening tea there. The neighbourhood is surrounded by lots of greenery and beautiful lakes. It's a perfect option for some respite from the big cities.
Host Yukim lives in the north of Fukuoka city with her husband. They enjoy learning new languages and can communicate in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. They also have a piano that many of her guests have enjoyed. Yukimi enjoys cooking for her guests too if you wanted to join them for dinner. She can provide access to bicycles and also a sightseeing tour on Sundays (extra cost).
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