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

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Exhibition, Thu 10 Jan - Sat 31 Aug 2019


World Rugby Museum


Tours start at The Rugby Store,
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


See website for details



See location of Twickenham World Rugby Museum and Stadium on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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

Twickenham Stadium is on the northern side of the A316 as you head into London from the south west. Exit the M25 at Junction 12 and take the M3 towards Richmond / London, which then becomes the A316. Stay on the A316 until you have negotiated a roundabout. The Stoop (Harlequins Rugby Ground) will appear on your right hand side - turn left at the next roundabout. Go straight ahead at the mini-roundabout and Gate L entrance is on your left.

Train: Twickenham Station is a 10 minute walk from the Stadium. Services operate on the main London Waterloo to Reading line, and the 'Kingston Loop'.

Bus and Underground: Richmond Station (District Line): Take the R68 or R70 to Twickenham town centre, a 15 minute walk from the Stadium. On major match days there is a rugby shuttle bus service to and from the Stadium.
Hounslow East (Piccadilly Line): Take the 281 bus from nearby Hounslow Bus Station to the Stadium. On major match days, when diversions are in operation, alight from the 281 bus at the Admiral Nelson, Whitton High Street, a 15 minute walk from the Stadium.

Other bus services close to the Stadium include 267 from Hammersmith, 33 from Hammersmith, 490 from Hatton Cross, 110 from Hounslow, 281 from Tolworth/Kingston, 290 from Staines, H22 from Richmond.
For further information please visit

Shuttle bus between Richmond and the Stadium on match days:
London United operate the Rugby Special on behalf of the RFU on major matches.
The service starts on the A316 opposite ‘The Pools on the Park’ in Richmond normally 3 hours before the kick-off. The last bus departs for Twickenham Stadium around 30 minutes before kick-off. The fare is 50p and it is a free service on return.
After the match the buses line up in Rugby Road facing North. The head of the queue is just short of the roundabout. The service operates for 2.5 hours following the final whistle.

SatNav TW1 1DS

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Twickenham station


  • 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