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Olympics events are undoubtedly one of the most exciting multi-sports events – no other league can even compete. The association of national spirit and noble athletic ventures with these world-famous events makes them even more successful and entertaining to watch.

Tokyo is stepping ahead to become the first Asian city to host the Summer Olympics twice. The city last hosted the Olympic Games back in 1964, almost 57 years ago.   

Apart from Summer Games, Japan has also hosted the Winter Olympics twice (Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 games).

The Tokyo Games will be using different venues also the ones which were specially built for the Games in 1964. For judo the venue will be Nippon Budokkan, for the equestrian event it’s Bajj Koen Park and for handball, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium is all set.

The Tokyo national stadium will be staged for the Opening and Closing ceremonies along with the athletics competitions.

An official announcement has been made about the addition of new sports in the roster:  karate, sports climbing as well as skateboarding and surfing in the Olympics. It’s definitely going to be a thrill to witness it all first-hand. 

In 2008, baseball and softball sports were also a part of the Summer Olympics but later they dropped these sports from the event. Now, it is confirmed that Baseball and Softball will be making a return in Summer Olympics 2020!

“Americans, now these Olympics are definitely unmissable for you!”

Around 207 nations are expected to take part in the Summer Olympics along with 11,091 athletes (expected).

Additionally, around 49 percent of the competitors are expected to be women in Summer Games, creating an almost complete balance between the genders in the world of athletes at last.

Best views of the Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics is going to take place in Tokyo, Japan. The new Olympic Stadium address is 10 – 1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0013, Japan.

Things to do in Tokyo

The city is well-equipped with all the attractions range that any tourist can desire. It totally depends how much time you have because there are countless places to visit in Tokyo, from beautiful gardens to art museums, huge temples, and river cruises.

Visit Sensoji Temple, situated in Asakusa area. Take in the view of the exemplary Kaminarimon gate. You can also find the traditional Japanese cuisines in Asakusa. The area is filled with traditional Japanese restaurants serving their local dishes: Sukiyaki, Tempura, and Sushi are a must-try.

Experience a unique way of dining with robots. Yes, you heard it right. With crazy atmosphere and flashy neon lights, you will see the robot show while dining. It will be worth the experience. You can find the robot restaurant in Shinjuku.

Visit Playful Ueno Park, although Ueno is Tokyo’s old downtown area. The parks there are very beautiful and widely spread. The park has a number of attractions available – scenic views, Zoo, and of course the lush green land.

For more information on the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo head to:

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Where to stay 

Finding temporary accommodation in Tokyo is totally up to your budget and your personal preference. To avoid extra traveling, it is better to stay somewhere convenient – in the heart of Tokyo, as the city is widely spread.

Shinjuku, Ginza, Shibuya and Tokyo station Area are the highly recommendable places to stay. Shinjuku is called the real heart of Tokyo, with colorful streets, delicious food street and all means of entertainment available. The place also holds the title of Asia’s largest red district.

If you want to opt for the cheaper option Asakusa and Ueno are the right places for you, although the place is less appealing but cheaper, when it comes to pricing.

Nihonbashi, Hamamatsucho, and Shinagawa are the places which are fairly up to the standard.

Places are booking up fast for the biggest sporting event on the planet. For the best hotel deals, guest houses, hostels and Airbnb’s in Tokyo head to the map below.

How to get around

Even though the city is huge but it has one of the world’s best public transport systems available. It is efficiently covered by a dense network of subway, trains and bus lines.

With an outstanding public transport network, you will also find multilingual signage which makes Tokyo a stress free city to get around. If you are planning to explore Japan to the fullest in a few days, then it’s better to purchase a Japan Rail pass.

They have bullet-trains available in the city which are super-fast and well-efficient for commuting from one city to another within a few hours.

To explore Tokyo city in a cheaper budget and less time, it is highly recommendable to buy a Suica Card. You can top-up the card and use it on all lines, so you don’t have to get in a hassle of buying a ticket every time.

You can also find taxis around every corner as it is more convenient and hassle-free.

Summer Olympics 2020 Dates

The Summer Olympics 2020 were due to take place in 2020. The Olympic Games Tokyo have been postponed t0 July 23 to August 8, 2021 and the Paralympic Games will take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

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Japan Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our Japan travel guide and destination information. Does Japan require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Japan? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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