|Champions|| Kashima Antlers |
The 87th Emperor's Cup has been held between September 16, 2007 and January 1, 2008. It was won by Kashima Antlers.
|First Round||20||40→20||39: non-seeded prefectural representative clubs|
1: University representative
|Second Round||14||20+8→14||8: seeded prefectural representative clubs|
|Third Round||14||14+13+1→14||14: J2 clubs (13) and JFL Champions|
|Fourth Round||16||14+18→16||18: J1 clubs|
|Fifth Round||December 8 and 15||8||16→8|
|Quarterfinals||December 22 and 23||4||8→4|
|Final||January 1, 2008||1||2→1|
|Ohara Gakuen JaSRA||4 – 5||Hachinohe University|
| Shouji |
| Konno |
|Banditonce Kobe||5 – 0||Yamagata University|
| Yoshida |
|Tenri University||3 – 1||Tonan S.C. Gunma|
| Shimada |
| Kimori |
|National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya||1 – 1||Ryutsu Keizai University FC|
| Higa || Iida |
|4 – 3|
|Barefoot Hokkaido||1 – 3||Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences|
| Ito || Yamashita |
|FC Gifu||3 – 1||Fukuoka University of Education|
| Moriyama |
| Onoue |
|Okinawa Kariyushi FC||7 – 0||Hisaeda FC|
| Miyagawa |
|Hiroshima Shudo University||1 – 2||College of Upward Players in Soccer|
| Tanaka || Sato |
|Kamatamare Sanuki||1 – 4||Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima F.C.|
| Katou || Kobayashi |
|Nirasaki Astros||0 – 8||TDK S.C.|
| Ozawa |
|Yokkaichi University||2 – 3||MIO Biwako Shiga|
| Nonaka || Abe |
|Zweigen Kanazawa||3 – 2 (a.e.t.)||Roasso Kumamoto|
| Gondo |
| Komorida |
|F.C. Ganju Iwate||2 – 3||Saitama S.C.|
| Okamoto |
| Furuichi |
|FC Central Chūgoku||2 – 5||Wakayama High School of Kinki University|
| Saiki |
| Miyamoto |
|Kōchi University||1 – 3||Juntendo University|
| Ishikawa ||(own goal) |
|Sagawa Printing S.C.||6 – 0||Sakai Phoenix|
| Machinaka |
|V-Varen Nagasaki||5 – 0||Hachinohe University|
| Tagami |
|Banditonce Kobe||6 – 2||Tenri University|
| Kawabuchi |
| Taniguchi |
|Gainare Tottori||1 – 3||National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya|
| Tamura || Kimura |
|Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences||1 – 2||FC Gifu|
| Murata || Sato |
|Okinawa Kariyushi FC||3 – 1||College of Upward Players in Soccer|
| Miyagawa |
| Sato |
|University of Tsukuba||3 – 0||Tokushima Vortis Second|
| Sakuda |
|Honda Lock S.C.||3 – 1||Wakayama High School of Kinki University|
| Harada |
| Iwahashi |
|Shonan Bellmare||3 – 0||V-Varen Nagasaki|
| Hara |
|Sagawa Shiga FC||4 – 0||Banditonce Kobe|
| Yamane |
|Montedio Yamagata||3 – 0||National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya|
| Nemoto |
|Consadole Sapporo||1 – 1||TDK S.C.|
| Ishii || Matsugae |
|9 – 10|
|Cerezo Osaka||4 – 2||Honda Lock S.C.|
| Kagawa |
| Kishita |
|Vegalta Sendai||1 – 2 (a.e.t.)||Juntendo University|
| Tanoue || Okamoto |
Played on November 4, except Gamba vs. Yamagata and Kawasaki vs. Cerezo (November 7) and Urawa vs. Ehime (November 28 due to 2007 Asian Champions League commitments).
|Tie no||Home team||Score1||Away team|
|1||Gamba Osaka||2 – 2||Montedio Yamagata|
|Gamba won 5 – 3 on penalties|
|2||JEF United Ichihara Chiba||1 – 3||Oita Trinita|
|3||Shimizu S-Pulse||3 – 3||Meiji University|
|Shimizu won 5 – 4 on penalties|
|4||Yokohama F. Marinos||4 – 1||Sagawa Printing S.C.|
|5||Albirex Niigata||2 – 3||Sagan Tosu|
|6||FC Tokyo||2 – 1||TDK S.C.|
|7||Júbilo Iwata||6 – 1||Juntendo University|
|8||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||3 – 0||Shonan Bellmare|
|9||Urawa Red Diamonds||0 – 2||Ehime FC|
|10||Omiya Ardija||0 – 2||Yokohama FC|
|11||Kawasaki Frontale||3 – 0||Cerezo Osaka|
|12||Avispa Fukuoka||0 – 2||Vissel Kobe|
|13||Kashima Antlers||2 – 0||Mito HollyHock|
|14||Ventforet Kofu||1 – 1||Tokushima Vortis|
|Kofu won 3 – 1 after extra time|
|15||Kashiwa Reysol||2 – 2||Honda FC|
|Honda won 2 – 3 after extra time|
|16||Nagoya Grampus Eight||3 – 1||Thespa Kusatsu|
1Score after 90 minutes
|Oita Trinita||1 – 3||Gamba Osaka|
| Takamatsu || Report |
| Terada |
|Shimizu S-Pulse||5 – 3 (a.e.t.)||Yokohama F. Marinos|
| Ichikawa |
| Report |
| Tanaka |
|Sagan Tosu||1 – 2||FC Tokyo|
| Etō || Report |
| Kajiyama |
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||2 – 0||Júbilo Iwata|
| Morisaki || Report |
|Ehime FC||2 – 1||Yokohama FC|
| Miyahara |
| Report |
| Takizawa |
|Vissel Kobe||0 – 3||Kawasaki Frontale|
| Report |
| Mori |
|Kashima Antlers||2 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Ventforet Kofu|
| Tashiro |
| Report |
|Gamba Osaka||1 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Shimizu S-Pulse|
| Terada || Report |
|FC Tokyo||0 – 2||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
| Report |
| Kashiwagi |
|Ehime FC||0 – 2||Kawasaki Frontale|
| Report |
| Ōhashi |
|Gamba Osaka||1 – 3||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
| Baré || Report |
| Satō |
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