image for Exhibition item typeBrave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan at Twickenham World Rugby Museum

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Exhibition, Thu 10 Jan - Sat 31 Aug 2019


World Rugby Museum


Twickenham Stadium,
Whitton Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 10 Jan - Sat 31 Aug Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan


Explore the full history of the birth and evolution of rugby union in Japan, from 1866 when Yokohama became the site of the oldest rugby club in Asia, to being awarded Rugby World Cup 2019. How ‘the father of Japanese rugby’, Ginosuke Tanaka, brought the sport to Keio University and how a series of sporting pioneers, including members of the Japanese Royal Family, allowed the sport to flourish. It will examine how Japanese corporations have nurtured the game at a domestic level allowing Japanese rugby to make significant impacts at international level, and culminating in the famous victory the Brave Blossoms achieved over the Springboks at Rugby World Cup 2015 and the awarding of Rugby World Cup 2019 to Japan.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 10 Jan - Sat 31 Aug 2019


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Map reference: TQ 154742  Lat: 51.45502 Long: -0.34049

Public Transport
Twickenham Rail Station - 10 min walk
Whitton Rail Station - 10 min walk
St Margaret's Rail Station - 10 min walk
Bus 281 stops directly outside the stadium (excluding match and event days)

By car
- Twickenham Stadium is on the northern side of the A316 into London. From the M25, exit J12 onto the M3. This becomes the A316 and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout.
- From London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout.

There is free parking for World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tour visitors (excluding match and event days, subject to availability)

Taxis can drop off/pick up at the turning circle on the south east corner of the stadium (excluding match and event days).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups