The Lions in Pink Tour: Datsuzoku

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The Lions in Pink, with 135 years’ service, are made up of six former members of the British Army who served together in the Royal Engineers.

The team prides itself on organisation and planning, along with a huge amount of overseas experience in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Europe and further hostile territories. This experience ensures that whilst you’re having fun, your safety is paramount at all times.

Datsuzoku means ‘an escape from everyday routine’.  Start your tour in Tokyo, taking in some of the more unusual and exciting aspects of the city before heading off to stay in a traditional Ryokan in Hakone.  Heading west, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka play host prior to reaching the final stages on the island of Kyushu where Wales and England will likely progress to the Quarter Finals.

  • Dates: 10-22 October 2019
  • Length:  13 x days
  • PRICE: £4298.00 (twin share)
  • DEPOSIT:  £1000.00 per person

Datsuzoku, Follow Wales, Tour Japan 2019, MSG Tours


Date City Activity
10-Oct-19 UK Overnight flight from London, Manchester or Birmingham
11-Oct-19 Tokyo Arrive late afternoon, meet your Lions in Pink guides and transfer by bus to hotel.
12-Oct-19 Tokyo/Yokohama Sapporo beer factory tour
England v France, Yokohama Stadium
13-Oct-19 Tokyo/Yokohama Scotland v Japan, Yokohama Stadium
14-Oct-19 Tokyo Sightseeing day with an official local tour guide, incl Imperial Palace and Ueno Park
15-Oct-19 Hakone Take JR train to Odawara. Traditional overnight stay at Japanese mountain resort.
16-Oct-19 Kyoto Bullet train to Kyoto.  Free afternoon and evening
17.Oct.19 Hiroshima Bullet train to Hiroshima. Explore Peace Memorial and A-Bomb Dome
18.Oct.19 Oita AM: Excursion to Miyajima Island and Itsukushima Shrine
PM:  Travel onwards to Oita for 3 x nights
19.Oct.19 Oita Sake brewery tour.  Quarter-Final #1
20.Oct.19 Oita Travel to Quarter-Final #2
21.Oct.19 Osaka Onwards to Osaka for a free day’s sightseeing and overnight stay.
22.Oct.19 Beppu/Hita Transfer to Osaka Airport for the return flight to UK, landing the same evening.  End of arrangements.


  • ATOL-PROTECTED economy class flights from the UK to Tokyo (returning from Osaka)
  • 23kg luggage per person
  • Airport taxes and ticketing fees
  • Pink Lions ‘Travel Samurai’ guides throughout the tour
  • Local Japanese guides for city sightseeing
 ACCOMMODATION – Twin/Double share with breakfast
  • Tokyo (4 x nights)
  • Hakone (1 x night)
  • Kyoto (1 x night)
  • Hiroshima (1 x night)
  • Oita (3 x nights)
  • Osaka (1 x night)
Sightseeing tours in the following cities:
  • Sightseeing tours in the following cities:
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Miyajima Island
  • Sake brewery tour
  • 7 day Japan Rail Pass
  • Coach transfers between airports on arrival/departure
  • JR Ferry to Miyajima
  • Pink Lions Tour Merchandise Pack by Canterbury
  • Vamoos Travel App


  • Travel Insurance
  • Match tickets
  • Meals other than breakfast or where stated
  • Excursions that are not stated in your ‘Tour Inclusions’

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