Hanazono Rugby Stadium

City: Osaka Prefecture, Higashi-Osaka City

Address1-1-1 Matsubaraminami, Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture 578-0923

Capacity: 24,000

Completed: 1929

Match schedule:

Sunday 22 September



Italy v Namibia

Saturday 28 September



Argentina v Tonga

Thursday 03 October



Georgia v Fiji

Sunday 13 October



USA v Tonga



With its long history dating back to 1929 and as the home of Japanese High School Rugby, Hanazono holds a special place in the hearts of all Japanese rugby fans and is considered by many as the spiritual home of Japanese rugby. Millions of Japanese rugby fans can trace their first memories of rugby back to classic matches played on this historic turf. Having undergone extensive refurbishment ahead of the tournament, Hanazono will write another thrilling chapter in its proud history as it hosts four Rugby World Cup 2019 matches


Summary of events:

Rugby matches only

  • 2001 Japan national team vs. Wales 23,000 people
  • 2003 Japan vs. Korea 15,000
  • JWC Fiji vs. Italy, France vs. South Africa 6,396 people
  • 2013 Japan vs. Wales 20,152 people