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First Step into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics / Paralympics

2019.06.10
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Ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the Paralympics!?

Get ready! There’s only 410 days left till the games! (That is, 410 days as of when we wrote this article on June 10th, 2019.)

During the period of the Olympics, from July 24th to August 9th, there will 33 sports and 339 events featured.
There are more than 12,000 people expected to participate, and the games will be mainly held in and around Tokyo, along with a few other cities.


Summer 2020 will be Tokyo’s second go at hosting this world event, with the last time being the 1964 Olympics, 56 years ago.
With all the ads and signs you see around Japan, you can see how the whole country is excited about it all!

How to get your tickets:
If you reside out of Japan, you will need to go to your country’s designated Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR), as currently, tickets sold through the official website are only for those who reside within Japan.
Read their official page for further details.

Are your average fireworks too ordinary? Just wait until you see the world's largest ceremony ever!

Most of the Olympic/Paralympic opening ceremonies begin with fireworks. Usually these are pretty impressive displays, of course, but one Japanese company is attempting something never-seen-before in their contribution to the Japanese event. This brand new firework will imitate a shooting star for the opening ceremony! Just imagine! The scale of this ceremony is going to be extreme!
Take a look at the company’s website for more on their project.
To take on the spirit of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo 2020’s vision is to “strive for your best!”, “accept one another!” and to “pass on a legacy for the future!”.
  • The view of Odaiba from the Fuji TV building.

A Recently Popular Destination

Odaiba is going to be the venue for the aquatics and triathlon events of the games. Right in the area there’s the Oedo Onsen, Aquacity Shopping Centre, and the Observation Deck at the Fuji TV office.
  • The Fuji TV Building
  • Aquacity Odaiba
  • The view from the terrace at Fuji TV.

Odaiba Marine Park

Odaiba is going to be the venue for the aquatic sports, like marathon swimming, and the triathlon.
The venue can hold up to 10,000 people.
Location: 1 Odaiba, Minatoku, Tokyo
Access during the games:
Yurikamome Line, Daiba Station  (to Enter)
Yurikamome Line,  Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station

Shiokaze Park

The event held at this venue will be volleyball.
The Shiokaze Park is one of the parks located within the Odaiba area.
You can see the whole Tokyo Bay, including the beautiful Rainbow Bridge.

Location: 1 Higashi Yashio, Shinagawaku, Tokyo
Access during the games:
Rinkai Line, Tokyo Teleport Station
Yurikamome Line, Daiba Station

Aomi Urban Sports Park

This venue hosts the three on three basketball games, and sport climbing.

Location: 1- 1 Aomi, Kotoku, Tokyo
Access during the games:
Rinkai Line, Tokyo Teleport Station
Yurikamome Line, Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station


Enoshima, where we’ve been recently and being writing articles about, will be the venue for sailing as well.

The Closest Hotel to the Olympic Stadium

If we start talking about Ariake, not many people may recognize the name, but if you say Odaiba, surely a lot of you may know the area.
The Yurikamome and the Rinkai Lines make access to this place from Shibuya and other famous destinations easier.
During the Tokyo 2020 Games, a lot of the events will be held around this area.
There’s also the Toyosu Market, famous for its early morning fresh fish sales, that recently moved closeby from the famous Tsukiji.
From this hotel, you can even take a walk in the morning to the markets. It'll only take about 20 minutes, or around 15 minutes by train. So... why not?

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokyo Ariake
Address: 3-7-3 Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

Access:  Rinkai Line, Kokusai Tenjijo Station, or Yurikamome Line, Ariake Station

Official Website (Japanese)
Free wifi available.
Check-In: 2pm (4am latest)
Check-Out: 11am

Toyosu Market Official Website

Great Convenient Location

Whether you're carrying around all your luggage or not, this hotel is only located about a minute walk away from each of the nearby stations.
How convenient is that?
 
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