About Kamaishi

Kamaishi, located just inland from Iwate Prefecture’s eastern coast and boasting a ruggedly beautiful shoreline, sits entirely within the vast Sanriku Fukko National Park. In modern times home to a sizeable fishing industry, Kamaishi was severely damaged by the tsunami that accompanied the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The city has long had strong links to rugby, as home to greatly successful team Nippon Steel Kamaishi, and so it is fitting that this new stadium, completed last year as part of reconstruction efforts, hosts two 2019 World Cup matches.