Know the countries to get more fun out of rugby
Many of us know about England and France as popular tourist destinations and are aware
of their cultures. In advance of welcoming the teams to Fuchu, let's first try to deepen our
understanding about their countries. The matches will be more interesting if you know the
countries, so let's take a refresher course on England and France.
England, Capital: London / Language: English
Area: About 130,400km2 /Population: About 54.30 million (as of 2018)

The team represents England, not the UK

England is one of four countries, along with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which comprise the United Kingdom. It has the largest area of the four countries and calls London, the capital of the UK, its own capital. England has turned out many great literary and artistic figures including William Shakespeare and the Beatles, and is the birthplace of sports such as soccer, rugby, and tennis. While the UK teams compete in the Olympic Games, the English team appears at the soccer and Rugby World Cups and other international competitions. This fact is due to a traditional regard for England as the birthplace of these sports.

FRANCE, CCapital: Paris / Language: French
Area: 632,834km2 /Population: About 66.99 million (as of 2018)

Known as a major tourist destination with rich culture and fine arts

At 1.5 times the size of Japan, France boasts the largest national land area in the European Union. Its familiar tricolor flag conveys the motto "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity." Metropolitan France is also called "l'Hexagon," but not only due to the shape of its land. It is said that this name also refers to the country’s beautiful balance between various aspects. It has a rich history of fine arts, as symbolized by its abundance of world heritage and the Louvre Museum, as well as a gourmet culture that includes superior wine and the intangible cultural heritage that is French cuisine. France is also known as a major popular tourist destination that welcomes the highest number of tourists each year.

【Enjoy authentic cuisine
from both countries in Fuchu!】Here are some places to enjoy the real taste of English and French food right here in Fuchu. Let's cheer England and France while enjoying beer, wine, and delicious food!
Fuchu Dining & Bar Rest House

The relaxed mood of Fuchu Dining & Bar Rest House makes anyone feel free to come inside. The main dining area with spaciously positioned tables, in addition to booths and semi-private rooms, provides flexibility for different situations. The substantial food and drink menu includes over 200 different cocktails.The English menu includes fish and chips, the perfect companion to a beer, while the French menu features a plate of three cheeses recommended by the Chef. Rest House also serves English beer and French wine.

Tel: 042-306-6454, Yoneda Bldg. 1F, 2-17-2 Kata-machi, Fuchu-shi
Hours: 4:00pm-midnight (last order 11:00pm for food, 11:30pm for drinks), open year-round, except for the New Year holidays

Shuku Bar Machi

This sports bar lets you enjoy a relaxed meal while watching sports on television. Ordering an English beer from the ample drink menu along with meticulously prepared fish and chips will certainly get you into the World Cup mood.

Tel: 042-340-0666, Urano Bldg. 2F, 1-5-7 Fuchu-cho, Fuchu-shi
Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:00am-4:00pm / Dinner Mon-Thu 4:00pm-4:00am, Fri-Sat 4:00pm-5:00am, Sun-Holidays 4:00pm-1:00am, open year-round

Bistrot La Chauve

This bistro is tucked away on a quiet residential street. Here you can enjoy many dishes made from seasonal ingredients while soaking in the homelike and relaxed atmosphere. Check the blackboard for the daily recommended menu, from the hors d'oeuvres to the meat and seafood main dishes.

Tel: 042-367-1071, Plaisir Bldg. 1F, 1-27-4 Bubai-cho, Fuchu-shi
Hours: Lunch weekdays 11:00am-1:30pm (last order) / Sat-Sun-Holidays 11:30am-2:00pm (last order) / Dinner 6:00pm-9:00pm (last order), closed: Wednesdays

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