Are you geared up for one of the most spectacular sporting events the world has ever witnessed? This is the second time Tokyo has been asked to host Tokyo Olympics 2020, an international competition where elite athletes from around the world give their best performances and create legendary moments that make the games so special. The event rests on three principles to transform the world: striving for your personal best (achieving your personal best); accepting one another (unity in diversity); and passing on a legacy for the future (connecting to tomorrow)”.
About Tokyo Olympics 2020
|Events||339 in 33 sports|
|Opening date||24 July 2020|
|Closing date||9 August 2020|
|Venue||New National Stadium|
Tokyo Olympics 2020 will take place over 17 action-packed days. The mascot is an indigo-blue futuristic character who goes by the name of Miraitowa. Miraitowa has a strong sense of justice and is able to move anywhere instantly. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, which will start on March 26, 2020, aims to promote the Olympic values throughout Japan. It will coincide with Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, which typically bloom in early April.
Venues For Tokyo Olympics 2020
The competition venues will be spread into themed areas. Several landmarks will serve as venues for the games:
1. Heritage Zone
|New National Stadium||Opening and closing ceremonies, Football (finals), Athletics||60,102||Under construction|
|Yoyogi National Gymnasium||Handball||13,291||Existing|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Table tennis||10,000||Existing|
|Nippon Budokan||Judo, Karate||14,471||Existing|
|Tokyo International Forum||Weightlifting||5,012||Existing|
|Imperial Palace Gardens||Athletics (marathon, race walk)||5,000 seated, unlimited standing room along route||Temporary|
|Musashi No Mori Park||Road cycling||NA||Temporary|
2. Tokyo Bay Zone
|Kasai Rinkai Park||Canoeing (slalom)||8,000||Ready|
|Oi Hockey Stadium||Field hockey||15,000||Under construction|
|Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Aquatics (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming)||15,000||Under construction|
|Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center||Water polo||3,635||Existing|
|Yumenoshima Park||Archery||7,000||Under construction|
|Ariake Arena||Volleyball||15,000||Under construction|
|Olympic BMX Course||BMX cycling, Skateboarding||6,000||Under construction|
|Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic, trampoline)||10,000||Temporary|
|Odaiba Marine Park||Triathlon, Aquatics (marathon swimming)||5,000 seated, unlimited standing room along route||Existing|
|Shiokaze Park||Beach volleyball||12,000||Temporary|
|Central Breakwater and Sea Forest Waterway||Equestrian (eventing), Rowing, Canoeing (sprint)||20,000||Existing|
|Aomi Urban Sports Venue||3×3 basketball, Sport climbing||5,000||Temporary|
3. Outlying Venues
|Musashino Forest Sports Plaza||Modern pentathlon (fencing), Badminton||10,000||Ready|
|Tokyo Stadium||Football, Modern pentathlon (excluding fencing), Rugby sevens||49,970||Existing|
|Saitama Super Arena||Basketball||22,000||Existing|
|Makuhari Messe||Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling||8,000||Existing|
|Baji Koen||Equestrian (dressage, jumping)||NA||Existing|
|Kasumigaseki Country Club||Golf||30,000||Existing|
|Izu Velodrome||Track cycling||5,000||Existing|
|Izu Mountain Bike Course||Mountain biking||NA||NA|
|Yokohama Stadium||Baseball, Softball||30,000||Existing|
|Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium||Baseball (opening match), Softball (opening match)||30,000||Existing|
|Fuji International Speedway||Road cycling(finish road races, time trial)||NA||Existing|
Suggested Read: 8 Amazing Places To Visit In Tokyo For Every Tripper This Year!
Planning your holiday but confused about where to go? These travel stories help you find your best trip ever!
Real travel stories. Real stays. Handy tips to help you make the right choice.
4. Football Venues
|International Stadium Yokohama||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries and quarter-final, Women’s semi-final, Men’s final||70,000||Existing|
|Tokyo Stadium||Men’s and Women’s opening round of preliminaries only||49,000||Existing|
|Saitama Stadium||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries and quarter-final, Men’s semi-final and 3rd place play-off||62,000||Existing|
|Miyagi Stadium||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries and quarter-final||49,000||Existing|
|Kashima Soccer Stadium||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries, quarter-final and semi-final, Women’s 3rd place play-off||40,728||Existing|
|Sapporo Dome||Men’s and Women’s preliminaries||42,000||Existing|
|New National Stadium||Women’s final||60,012||Under construction|
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Events
|Name of Sport||Matches|
|BMX freestyle cycling||2|
Tickets For Tokyo Olympics 2020
Tokyo Olympics tickets will cost you around INR 41,74,109, plus a 20% surcharge if you’re not a resident of Japan. The package includes luxury seating, tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies, world-class dining facilities, and nine days of track and field.
If you’re looking for budget packages, you can go for one session at a less popular event for around INR 1,06,482. These tickets include perks such as:
- Specially selected Champagne, sake and beers
- VIP access pass
- First-class personal service capable of dealing with any request
- Event host and celebrity guests appearances
- Gourmet dining menu prepared by top international chefs
Traveling Between Venues
The best way to get around Tokyo is by using their metro system of trains and buses. The trains are so congested that they have actually employed people to push commuters onto trains to help with the traffic. The public transportation options are extremely busy, but they are also affordable and always on time. There are also taxis that can be used if you’re looking to use something more direct.
We suggest you start planning your trip to Japan trip to Japan right away so you won’t miss out on this spectacular event. It is a once-in-a-lifetime event and doesn’t deserve to be missed. Also, make sure to take your family and friends along for this wonderful competition. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to descend on Tokyo from foreign cities to witness this craziness firsthand. What are you waiting for?
Frequently Asked Questions About Tokyo Olympics 2020
A. It costs upwards of INR 3-3.5 lakhs to go to the Olympics 2020.
A. The mascot is an indigo-blue futuristic character who goes by the name of Miraitowa. The mascot has a strong sense of justice and is able to move anywhere instantly.
A. You can stay in homestays in Japan if you’re looking for budget stay options in Tokyo during the Olympics. They don’t cost a bomb and you will be taken care of. Make sure you stay near the venues of the games to reach them on time.
A. Baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, climbing and surfing are the 5 new sports for the 2020 Olympics.
A. Wrestling has been removed from Olympics 2020. Wrestling has joined 7 other sports in applying for inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
A. An application for chess to be included in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been submitted by the concerned authorities. The International Olympic Committee recognises chess as a sport, but despite that it hasn’t been included in the games.
A. The Olympics last for over 16 days. Two days are reserved for opening and closing ceremonies. The rest 14 days are saved for competitions.
A. The design of five interlaced rings on a white background is symbolic of the five continents united by the spirit of Olympism. The six colours, namely white, red, black, yellow, blue, green, appear on all the world’s national flags presently.
A. Tokyo Olympics 2020 will start on 24th July and it will end on 9th August. This 17-day event will begin with a grand opening where the participant countries will represent their participants.
A. In 2020, the Olympic will be held in Tokyo and this is for the second time. For the first time, the Tokyo Olympic in 1964. In 2020, it will be the summer Olympic.
A. In 2020, the Tokyo Olympics will be a great event. Five new events will be introduced that include, baseball/softball, surfing, karate, sport climbing, and skateboarding.
A. There is no clear information about the availability of tickets in the Tokyo Olympic. It is in the news that if there are any unsold tickets available; those will be sold at the same rate, offered by the Japan Government on a first-come-first-served basis.
A. The Torch Relay of Tokyo Olympic 2020 will unveil their motto ‘Hope Lights Our Way’ at the inaugural event. The organizers of the game have announced that this motto is for the people of Japan to influence them in ‘supporting, accepting, and encouraging each other’.
A. The cheapest price of the general tickets is 2500 Yen (US$23), while the maximum tickets are being sold in 8000 Yen (US$70). The price of the opening and closing ceremony is quite high as it is around 220,000 Yen (US$2030).
A. The mascot of the Tokyo Olympic 2020 is unique as it is called, ‘Mirai Towa’. This is the combination of the Japanese words: Eternity and Future.
A. Tokyo gets the opportunity to organize Olympic after 55 years. The state has the pride of the first Asian country to organize Olympic in 1964. And in this coming year, it will bring lots of innovations to the game.
Looking To Book A Holiday Package?
Book memorable holidays on TravelTriangle with 650+ verified travel agents for 65+ domestic and international destinations.
People Also Read: