Japan fans turn Tokyo red and white ahead of RWC quarter-final against Springboks

Japanese rugby fans are in the spirit ahead of tonight's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa, taking to the Tokyo streets.

With the Brave Blossoms chasing a history-making victory, fans lined the streets enroute to Tokyo Stadium, bringing a party atmosphere.

Tonight is Japan's first taste of a Rugby World Cup knockout match, finding themselves up against South Africa, who they famously beat in the 2015 tournament.

Japan v South Africa begins at 11.15pm NZT.

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The Brave Blossoms face South Africa at Tokyo Stadium later tonight. Source: 1 NEWS