The Japanese capital is hosting some high-profile sports events this year, but here’s where to catch the action comfortably tucked away with a drink in hand

Three Monkeys Café Akihabara

With upscale dark wood interiors and chandeliers, it’s easy to forget that this is a sports bar – if not for the multiple well-placed screens throughout the dining area. The big games here are baseball, football, rugby and basketball. pasela.co.jp

Rugby Dinner no Side Club

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September may be the first time Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup, but this Shinjuku bar has been way ahead of the curve. It screens rugby games daily, and if you’re lucky you just might rub shoulders with former rugby greats – they’re known to pop in once in a while. nosideclub.jp

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