The Kumagaya Rugby Stadium that will host three games for the 2019 Rugby World Cup can be accessed on foot -- albeit nearly an hour's walk -- or by bus from Kumagaya Station, which is a stop on the shinkansen bullet train network.
Russia will face Samoa on Sept. 24, Georgia will play Uruguay on Sept. 29, and Argentina will take on the United States on Oct. 9.
Kumagaya Station, located around 60 kilometers north of the Japanese capital, can be reached in approximately 40 minutes from Tokyo Station by JR Joetsu or Hokuriku shinkansen bullet trains.
It can also be accessed by JR lines in about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Tokyo Station or about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Shinjuku Station.
From Kumagaya Station, visitors can take buses bound for "Kumagaya Dome," "Kumagaya Sports Bunka Koen" or "Kuzuwada," which depart from the No. 3 bus stop located outside the north exit of the train station.
Passengers should disembark at either the "Akagi jinja-mae," "Rugbyjyo-iriguchi" or "Kumagaya Sports Bunka Koen" stops, from where it takes another to 2 to 5 minutes on foot to reach the rugby venue.
For those who choose to make the 50-minute walk from Kumagaya Station to the stadium, the local municipal government is putting out the welcome mat. Local businesses along the 3.5-kilometer route, renamed "Rugby Road," have been asked to open their shops and provide rest areas for weary travelers.