|Champions|| Gamba Osaka |
The 88th Emperor's Cup began on September 13, 2008 and ended on January 1, 2009 with the final at National Stadium in Tokyo. As the champion, Gamba Osaka participated in 2009 AFC Champions League.
|Round||Date||Matches||Clubs||New entries this round|
|First Round||13 September 2008|
14 September 2008
|24||48 → 24||47 Prefectural Qualifying Cup Winners|
1 University Qualifying Cup Winner
|Second Round||20 September 2008|
21 September 2008
|12||24 → 12||-|
|Third Round||12 October 2008||14||12+15+1 → 14||15 J2 Clubs|
1 JFL Seeded Club
|Fourth Round||2 November 2008|
3 November 2008
5 November 2008
|16||14+18 → 16||18 J1 Clubs|
|Fifth Round||15 November 2008||8||16 → 8||none|
|Quarter-finals||20 December 2008||4||8 → 4||none|
|Semi-finals||29 December 2008||2||4 → 2||none|
|Final||1 January 2009||1||2 → 1||none|
All matches are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
|Kainan FC||0 – 2||Ehime University|
|Ryutsu Keizai University FC||4 – 2||Y.S.C.C|
|Fukushima United F.C||1 – 4||Kokushikan University|
|Mitsubishi Nagasaki||3 – 0||Dezzolla Shimane|
|Saurcos Fukui||0 – 4||Matsumoto Yamaga FC|
|Mitsubishi Nagasaki||0 – 1||New Wave Kitakyushu|
The 15 J2 teams plus one JFL representative (Tochigi SC) entered at this round.
|Sagawa Printing SC||1 – 2||Ehime FC|
| Hirai || Uchimura |
|Sagan Tosu||4 – 0||Honda FC|
| Uchima |
|Shonan Bellmare||1 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Matsumoto Yamaga FC|
| Hara || Kakimoto |
|4 – 5|
|Tochigi SC||1 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Kumamoto|
|Yuki Okada || Komorida |
|5 – 3|
|Zweigen Kanazawa||0 – 1||FC Gifu|
| Aikawa |
|Tokushima Vortis||0 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Kokushikan University|
| Matsumoto |
|Yokohama FC||2 – 1||Okinawa Kariyushi FC|
| Ikemoto |
| Saito |
|Vegalta Sendai||2 – 0||New Wave Kitakyushu|
| Nakashima |
|Thespa Kusatsu||2 – 0||Tokushima Vortis Second|
| Goto |
|Avispa Fukuoka||0 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Mito HollyHock|
| Matsumoto |
|Montedio Yamagata||4 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Hitachi Tochigi SC|
| Sakai |
| Tatesawa |
The 18 J1 teams will enter at this round.
|Urawa Red Diamonds||1 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Ehime FC|
| Ponte |
|Matsumoto Yamaga FC||0 – 8||Vissel Kobe|
| Yoshida |
|Gamba Osaka||2 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Ventforet Kofu|
| Yamaguchi |
| Maranhao |
|Júbilo Iwata||3 – 1||Tochigi SC|
| Kawamura |
| Sato |
|Kashima Antlers||2 – 2 (a.e.t.)||Kokushikan University|
| Danilo |
| Takahashi |
| Marquinhos |
|3 – 0|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||1 – 0||JEF United Ichihara Chiba|
| Okazaki |
|Albirex Niigata||2 – 0||Yokohama FC|
| Alessandro |
|FC Tokyo||2 – 1||Vegalta Sendai|
| Hirayama || Nakahara |
|Kashiwa Reysol||1 – 0||Thespa Kusatsu|
| Suganuma |
|Mito HollyHock||0 – 3||Kyoto Sanga FC|
| Ando |
|Kawasaki Frontale||3 – 1||Montedio Yamagata|
| Taniguchi |
| Ishii |
|Urawa Red Diamonds||2 – 2 (a.e.t.)||Yokohama F. Marinos|
| Escudero |
| Kano |
| Ponte |
|5 – 6|
|Sagan Tosu||5 – 2||Vissel Kobe|
| Fujita |
| Komoto |
|Júbilo Iwata||1 – 3||Gamba Osaka|
| Nishi || Sasaki |
|Kashima Antlers||3 – 4 (a.e.t.)||Shimizu S-Pulse|
| Masuda |
| Hyodo |
|Albirex Niigata||2 – 3||FC Tokyo|
| Marcio |
| Emerson |
|Kashiwa Reysol||1 – 0||Kyoto Sanga FC|
| Popó |
|Sagan Tosu||1 – 3||Yokohama F. Marinos|
| Hirose || Nakazawa |
|Gamba Osaka||2 – 1||Nagoya Grampus|
| Lucas |
| Sugimoto |
|Shimizu S-Pulse||1 – 2||FC Tokyo|
| Takagi || Akamine |
|Yokohama F. Marinos||0 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Gamba Osaka|
| Yamazaki |
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