At Higashi-Shizuoka Art and Sports Park
At Kusanagi Sports Complex
About Aussie Day in Shizuoka
The aim of this event is to build a partnership of education, sports, economy, culture, and friendship between Australia and Shizuoka in Japan.
"Aussie Day" is the first-ever festival of its kind in Japan, featuring the themes of the Australian Football League (AFL), Australian cuisine, and Australian culture. The event held this November at the Higashi-Shizuoka Art and Sports Park, will offer an opportunity to experience AFL. Attendees can also enjoy a festive atmosphere with numerous food stalls serving authentic Australian cuisine.
In the second phase of the event in March 2024, matches played by both AFL teams and another league called Rugby Sevens will be held at the Kusanagi Sports Complex. Through this event, we aim to nurture friendship and to build a partnership of education, sports, economy, and culture between Australia and Shizuoka in Japan.
We look forward to having all those who love Australia to join us.
Over these two days, let's Enjoy Australian Culture together.
※Rain or shine, the event will proceed (canceled in case of severe weather)
At Higashi-Shizuoka Art and Sports Park（1-3-76 Higashi-Shizuoka, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka）
What is AFL (Australian Football League)?
Experience AFL on the Grass Field.
Come experience AFL, one of Australia's most popular sports! Enjoy activities like “AFL Struck Out” and “kicking AFL ball contests”!
Exploring Food and Culture!
Over 20 stalls are set up! Enjoy Australian cuisine!
Indulge in delicious treats like 'Pavlova,' 'Fish and Chips,' and 'Aussie Beef Steak'!
Experience rugby in a friendly atmosphere!
Shizuoka Blue Revs will join us exclusively on the 12th (Sunday).
Great news for rugby fans in Shizuoka! Here's your chance to get Shizuoka Blue Revs merchandise and become a fan of rugby.
You will also be able to try the unique game of blind rugby.
Blind Rugby Experience is exclusively on the 12th (Sunday).
"Running with an oval ball!" This sport is designed for players with visual impairments (low vision). Due to limited visibility, players rely on verbal communication and clapping hands to indicate their positions and maintain communication on the field.
So many other exciting activities await you!
Australian Quiz Contest
Cheer Leading Competition
Higashi-Shizuoka Art and Sports Park1-3-76 Higashi-Shizuoka, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka
1 minute walk from the north exit of JR Tokaido Line's Higashi-Shizuoka Station.
Let's Enjoy Culture and Sports Exchange between Australia and Japan, Shizuoka!
At Kusanagi Sports Complex（19-1 Kuribara, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City）
Australian Football League Experience
The Australian Football League (AFL) is one of the most popular sports in Australia.
Australian Football League (AFL) combines the best elements of popular ball sports like soccer (running, kicking), rugby (tackling, ball usage), basketball (dribbling, catching), and volleyball (jumping). The AFL Grand Final is the largest domestic sports event in Australia, attracting over 90,000 attendees every year.
U-19 National Club Youth Championship of Rugby Sevens.
Rugby Sevens is an exciting Olympic sport known for its speed, individual skills, and easy-to-understand gameplay.
In Rugby Sevens, matches are played on a field designed for 15 rugby players. Despite having only 7 players on each team, the game is played on a wide field, creating a dynamic playing environment where the ball moves swiftly, showcasing fluid gameplay. Rugby Sevens (both men's and women's) is an official Olympic sport. Matches last for approximately 14 minutes, allowing fans to enjoy multiple games in a single day.
Blind Rugby Experience Session
There will be a Blind Rugby Experience Session!
Since players primarily have low vision (partial sight), they find it challenging to judge the distance between themselves, the ball, and other players. To compensate, players communicate by calling out to each other and clapping hands to indicate their positions, fostering communication and teamwork on the field.
There will be Australian cuisine stalls as part of the festivities.
Enjoy Australian Cuisine!
Indulge in delicious treats like the famous 'Pavlova' and 'Fish and Chips'! Don't miss out on these mouthwatering delights!
Kusanagi Sports Complex19-1 Kuribara, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City
Approximately 5 minutes by taxi from JR Tokaido Line "Higashi-Shizuoka Station" or "Kusanagi Station."
3 minutes on foot from Shizuoka Railway "Kenshogai Undojo Station" (from “Undojo” exit).