Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions will not move camp from Nakatsue until after they have played their first game against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.
They were initially scheduled to travel to Fujiyoshida on Tuesday, but will now remain at their preliminary base.
“This decision will benefit the players. We came to Japan for the World Cup, not for sight-seeing,” said David Mayebi, vice president of the Cameroon FA.
Ironically, the decision means the team will spend almost exactly the same amount of time in Nakatsue as they had originally intended.
They were four days late arriving after a row over bonuses forced the cancellation of their charter flight from Paris, and their arrival in Japan was further delayed when they were stranded in Bombay for nine hours awaiting permission to fly over Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.