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This month, Japan will host the Rugby World Cup 2019, the first time the tournament has paid visit to Asia, and the first time it has left the traditional rugby home nations. Across the country, the 12 cities that will be hosting the tournament are making their final preparations to welcome 400,000 fans of the game.

Over the past year, The Japan Times has visited each of the host cities for its “A weekend in…” series. From helicopter tours over active volcanos and rafting down rapids to remote shrines and museums dedicated to noodles, we’ve found the best things to do in each city.

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