Thrilling end to the pool stages! Venatour at Rugby World Cup 2019™ – Week 4 | #TravelTuesday

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Despite Typhoon Hagibis doing its best to scupper Venatour’s plans, our fourth week of Rugby World Cup 2019™ was still spectacular.

With two matches last week, our Follow Wales tour enjoyed experiencing two of the most beautiful locations in Japan: the Aso region and Fukuoka.

After visiting Mount Aso – an active volcano and Takachiho Gorge whilst taking in the wonderful views of Japanese shrines and the Aso Kujū National Park mountain range (see below for gallery), the group enjoyed a cracker of a match as their boys in red took on Fiji.

With superstars such as Semi Radradra, Leone Nakawara and Josua Tuisova, Fiji dominated the early exchanges before a spirited fightback saw Wales take the victory and qualify for the quarters thanks to a Josh Adams hattrick.



After the game, the party moved then moved to Fukuoka. Located on the northern coast of Kyushu, the Naka River flows through the scenic city which divides the two culturally rich districts of Nakasu and Tenjin.

After another Cooch’s Tavern on Sunday, a much-changed Welsh side scraped a narrow victory over Uruguay, who have surprised many fans this year with their brave defensive performances.

Our Welsh tourists now travel to Hiroshima, the moving and historically charged city that was ravaged by the atomic bomb, before watching England v Australia and then support their heroes as Wales take on France in Oita.



Despite England’s final pool stage match against France being called off, our tourists were in high spirits as they followed a similar route to the Welsh clients in Aso and Fukuoka.

Added to the Follow England tour’s itinerary, however, was a visit to Nagasaki. Similarly to Hiroshima, this city was destroyed by a nuclear attack at the end of World War Two, and remains a culturally important location in Japan.

With a Venatour trip, there’s always the chance to engage in social activities, and one of our parties’ trips to Osaka did not disappoint – see if you can spot below which photos were taken in the Osaka nightlife!

To add some respite to England’s cancellation, Venatour helped clients get tickets for the final match of the group stages. Being heralded as one of the greatest rugby matches of all time, Japan v Scotland did not disappoint.

Read our Secret Fan’s match report here.

We now look forward to the crunch stage of Rugby World Cup 2019™ – if it’s anywhere near as good as the first stage, we’re in for a treat!

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