Tokyo 2020

Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Tokyo, Japan - 24/7/2020
1580 days to go
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 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

Tickets

For previous recent Olympics Games the ticket sales process started around 18 months before the games. There is likely to be a ticket sales draw restricted to residents of Japan. Cheaper seat categories were heavily oversubscribed for many events at previous games. Non-residents are likely to have to buy tickets through an agent in their home country.

Accommodation

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

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

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.

Where


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

Most sites are not built yet.

Venues in Tokyo, near Yoyogi:

Venues in Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace:

Nippon Budokan: Judo

Venues in Tokyo, around Ariake:

Tokyo Big Sight: Wrestling, fencing, taekwondo

Venues in Tokyo, around Sea Forest (海の森)

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

Venues in Musashino, one hour from the Tokyo center:

Tokyo Stadium: Football

Other venues one hour from the Tokyo center:

Venues in further cities:

Calendar

OCOpening ceremony Event competitions 1Gold medals CCClosing 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

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

Eat

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.

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