Tokyo 2020

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The Tokyo article provides a more comprehensive guide to those visiting the city.

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, the 2020 Summer Olympics, will be based in Tokyo, with selected events held throughout the Japan. Tokyo is the only Asian city with two Olympics, having hosted the games previously in 1964.

With the opening ceremony on July 24, the official 16 days of the games will end on August 9. A few football games will actually begin to occur from the 22nd.

The Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics is on August 25, with the Closing Ceremony on September 6.

Prepare[edit]

Tickets[edit]

Accommodation[edit]

It's heavily advised to plan your stay and book early. It’s ideal to be located within easy reach of Minato or Odaiba for the Olympic Park, but the cheaper hostels area at Asakusa is not far either.

Get in[edit]

General information about traveling to Tokyo appears in the Tokyo article.

Most foreign visitors are expected to arrive by plane at the Narita airport, or at the more convenient but less international Haneda airport.

Get around[edit]

General information about getting around Tokyo appears in the Tokyo article.

Driving in Tokyo is usually a bad idea, and during the Olympics it will probably be impossible to find any parking vacancy in the whole city. Just use the train/metro system, which is used to huge crowds.

See[edit]

Where[edit]

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Most events will take place in Tokyo or close to it, with two further cities holding some football games:

  • Sendai, two hours north of Tokyo.
  • Sapporo, in the very north of Japan.

Most sites are not built yet.

Venues in Tokyo, near Yoyogi:

  •    Olympic Stadium (オリンピックスタジアム). Opening ceremony, track-and-field, soccer, rugby.
  •    Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (東京体育館). Table tennis.
  •    Yoyogi National Stadium (国立代々木競技場). Handball.

Venues in Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace:

Nippon Budokan: judo
  •    Nippon Budokan (日本武道館). Judo.
  •    Imperial Palace Garden (皇居外苑). Start of the bicycle road race.
  •    Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム). Weight lifting.
  •    Kokugikan Arena (両国国技館). Boxing, in Japan's most famous sumo wrestling place.

Venues in Tokyo, around Ariake:

  •    Ariake Arena (有明アリーナ). Indoor volleyball.
  •    Olympic BMX Course (有明BMXコース). BMX.
  •    Olympic Velodrome (有明ベロドローム). Cycling track.
  •    Olympic Gymnastic Centre (有明体操競技場). Gymnastics.
  •    Ariake Tennis Park (有明テニスの森). Tennis.
  •    Odaiba Marine Park (お台場海浜公園). Triathlon, marathon swimming.
  •    Shiokaze Park (潮風公園). Beach volleyball.
Tokyo Big Sight: Wrestling, fencing, taekwondo
  •    Tokyo Big Sight Hall A (東京ビッグサイト・ホールA). Wrestling.
  •    Tokyo Big Sight Hall B (東京ビッグサイト・ホールB). Fencing, taekwondo.
  •    Seaside Park Hockey Stadium (大井ホッケー競技場). Hockey.
  •    Olympic Village (選手村). Train hard enough and you might get your accommodation here. Only athletes, trainers and officials are allowed.

Venues in Tokyo, around Sea Forest (海の森)

  •    Sea Forest Cross-Country Course (海の森クロスカントリーコース). Equestrian eventing cross-country.
  •    Sea Forest Waterway (海の森水上競技場). Rowing, Canoe-Kayak.
  •    Sea Forest Mountain Bike Course (海の森マウンテンバイクコース). Moutain bike.
  •    Wakasu Olympic Marina (若洲オリンピックマリーナ). Sailing.
  •    Kasai Slalom Course (葛西臨海公園). Canoe-Kayak slalom.

Venues in Tokyo, around Dream Island (夢の島):

  •    Youth Plaza Arena A (夢の島ユース・プラザ・アリーナA). Badminton.
  •    Youth Plaza Arena B (夢の島ユース・プラザ・アリーナB). Bastketball.
  •    Dream Island Archery Field (夢の島公園). Archery.
  •    Olympic Aquatics Centre (オリンピックアクアティックセンター). Swimming, synchronised swimming, diving.
  •    Waterpolo Arena (ウォーターポロアリーナ). Waterpolo.

Venues in Musashino, one hour from the Tokyo center:

  •    Musashino Forest Sport Centre (武蔵野の森総合スポーツ施設). Modern pentathlon: fencing.
Tokyo Stadium: Football
  •    Tokyo Stadium (東京スタジアム). Football, modern pentathlon: swimming, riding, running, shooting. The stadium is currently known as "Ajinomoto Stadium".
  •    Musashino Forest Park (武蔵の森公園). Finish of the bicycle road race.

Other venues one hour from the Tokyo center:

  •    Asaka shooting Range (陸上自衛隊朝霞訓練場). Shooting.
  •    Kasumigaseki Country Club (霞ケ関カンツリー倶楽部). Golf.
  •    Saitama Stadium (埼玉スタジアム2002) (In Saitama.). Football.
  •    International Stadium Yokohama (横浜国際総合競技場) (In Yokohama.). Football.

Venues in further cities:

  •    Miyagi Stadium (宮城スタジアム) (In Sendai, two hours north of Tokyo.). Football.
  •    Sapporo Dome (札幌ドーム) (In Sapporo, in the very north of Japan, reachable by plane or 10 hours of train.). Football.

Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medals CC Closing ceremony
July / August 22
Wed
23
Thu
24
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
7
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
Gold medals
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery 1 1 1 1 4
Athletics 2 2 4 6 6 5 6 7 8 1 47
Badminton 1 2 2 5
Basketball 1 1 2
Boxing 3 5 5 13
Canoeing 1 1 2 16
Cycling 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 18
Diving 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Equestrian 2 1 1 1 1 6
Fencing 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
Field hockey 1 1 2
Football 1 1 2
Golf 1 1 2
Gymnastics 1 1 1 1 5 5 18
Handball 1 1 2
Judo 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14
Modern pentathlon 1 1 2
Rowing 3 3 4 4 14
Rugby sevens 2 2
Sailing 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 10
Shooting 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 15
Swimming 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 34
Synchronized swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 2 3 5
Taekwondo 2 2 2 2 8
Tennis 2 3 4
Triathlon 1 1 2
Volleyball 1 1 1 1 4
Water polo 1 1 2
Weightlifting 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 15
Wrestling 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 18
Total gold medals 0 0 0 11 16 16 21 19 19 23 21 25 20 19 15 23 17 30 11 306
Cumulative total 0 0 0 11 27 43 64 83 102 125 146 171 191 210 225 248 265 295 306
July / August 22
Wed
23
Thu
24
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
7
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
Gold medals

Do[edit]

Tokyo includes many other attractions, which are worth checking between two games.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

If you want a break from the food available at the Olympic Park, head for the neighbouring Odaiba, Shinbashi, Daimon, where plenty of options are available in both Japanese food and others.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

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