Japan 2019

The best of beef and sport – Wagyu and Rugby in one package

Japan-tour-2019Did you miss out on the 2017 Japan Trade Mission Tour? It was so rewarding, we thought we would do another one!

This time the trip will take in the Rugby World Cup, which just happens to be in Japan in 2019.

In conjunction with tour operators Quadrant Australia, the Australian Wagyu Association are hosting a Trade Mission to Japan to take in the key Wagyu production regions of Sapporo, Obihiro, Kobe, Tottori and Shimane. Learn from the very best of Japanese Wagyu producers through farm and technical visits while taking in the culture and beauty of the country and its people.

The Rugby World Cup, 2019 is the highlight of the international rugby competition with only 20 countries qualifying, including Australia. As part of the tour, tickets have been secured for:

  • Australia vs Fiji, Sapporo, Saturday 21 September
  • England vs Tonga, Sapporo, Sunday 22 September
  • Australia vs Wales, Tokyo, Sunday 29 September

Departing Wednesday 18 September and returning Tuesday 1st October, ex Sydney the trip promises to satisfy the Wagyu producer and the sports fan.


IMAGE: (L–R) Australia coach Michael Cheika, England coach Eddie Jones and South Africa coach Allister Coetzee prepare to speak to the media after the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw at the Kyoto State Guest House on 10 May,2017 in Kyoto, Japan. Photo: Dave Rogers – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images.


Positions are limited to 30 guests. To express your interest in participating in the tour a deposit will be required to secure your place. A minimum of 15 guests will be required in order for the trip to go ahead.

To secure your place:

  • Download, print and complete the booking form (PDF, 2mb). All completed forms are to be returned to Quadrant Australia to confirm your place. Email your completed form or send it by fax: 02 6551 1722
  • A deposit of $5,000 is payable immediately to Quadrant Australia Trust Account
  • Deposit is fully refundable if minimum numbers of 15 are not reached by 1 September 2018
  • Priority listing is based on receipt of deposit



What is included?

The estimated cost is $18,000 per person twin share ($1,700 single supplement) and includes:

  • Return economy flights from Sydney to Tokyo
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Land travel by coach plus flights and train in Japan
  • All Wagyu technical visits
  • Entrance to nominated rugby games
  • Breakfast daily and most meals



So where are we going?

  • Fly Sydney to Tokyo
  • Fly Tokyo to Sapporo
  • Coach from Sapporo to Obihiro
  • Fly Obihiro to Osaka
  • Coach from Osaka to Kobe to Tottori to Shimane and return to Kobe
  • Train to Tokyo
  • Fly Tokyo to Sydney