RV Rental in High Gear Ahead of Japan Rugby World Cup

Sports Society

Tokyo, Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--Demand for rental recreational vehicles is spiking from foreign travelers planning to visit Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in a month.

According to RV rental company Fuji Cars Japan Co., the number of RV reservations at outlets around Tokyo has reached three to four times that of the average year between mid-September and the end of October. The World Cup will run from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2.

"I've realized again how intense the rugby fever is around the world" amid a raft of inquiries from overseas fans from a year ago, a company official said.

Japan Campingcar Rental Center, another rental service, said that RV reservations of 15 to 20 days have been made from countries such as France and Australia.

"Japanese users often book from Friday night to midday Sunday, and average Western guests book for about 10 days," said Toshiaki Itaya, 44, an RV business official at the center. "International customers this year are booking overwhelmingly more days."

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