Take an extraordinary tour to Japan where the culinary and cultural experiences are just as important as the Rugby experiences!

Designed by OneNineFive in partnership with All Blacks Tours (ABT), 'Off the Bench' is an unforgettable culinary, cultural and sporting experience to Japan.  

‘Off the Bench’ was first delivered at Rugby World Cup 2015 and hosted by Greg Norris from OneNineFive & New Zealand Chef Al Brown.

Off the Bench kicks off with four nights in Tokyo where you will attend both semi-final matches, and experience a number of hand-picked authentic culinary and cultural experiences with a small group of like-minded travellers.

After four days in the hustle of Tokyo, it’s ‘half time’ – and a chance to recharge and explore an area of Japan rarely visited by tour groups. You can ‘escape to the mountains’ or ‘relax by the coast’.

After the fantastic four nights away, you will travel back to Tokyo for the final two games – the bronze final and the final - and more very special travel experiences that ‘Off the Bench’ and tour organisers OneNineFive are renowned for.

‘Off the Bench’ is designed with a perfect mix of creativity, accuracy, a healthy hit of spontaneity and enough free time to ensure you can tick off some of your own hit-list! 

View the full itinerary here


from $22,950 per person 



  • 11 nights of 4 - 5 star accommodation
    • 4 night stay in Tokyo
    • 4 night stay at hotel in either ‘mountain’ or ‘coastal’ location
    • 3 night stay in Tokyo
  • Official Match tickets (Category B) to 4 matches as listed
  • Return match transfers
  • Coach / Train travel throughout
  • SUICA Rail Pass for Tokyo with $30 New Zealand dollars pre-loaded (you can top-up at any time)
  • All ‘Off the Bench’ Meals, Events & Experiences as outlined in provisional itinerary*


Match Tickets Included:

Semi-Final 1, Saturday 26 October, International Stadium Yokohama, kick-off 5:00pm

Semi-Final 2, Sunday 27 October, International Stadium Yokohama, kick-off 6:00pm

Bronze Final, Friday 1 November, Tokyo Stadium, kick off 6:00pm

Final, Saturday 2 November, International Stadium Yokohama, kick-off 6:00pm

View the Terms and Conditions here