Spectacular Olympic venues in Japan

The good news, however, is that many of the special infrastructure built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will remain there after the event, and once the country’s borders open, you can go and see where your favorite athletes competed to win gold.

There is nothing better than watching the Olympics on TV to awaken the desire to travel in you. Due to the ban on spectators, most of the Olympic stadiums were empty this time. Yet the beautiful scenery of Japan as well as the athletes from all over the world amazed us.

The good news, however, is that many of the special infrastructure built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will remain there after the event, and once the country’s borders open, you can go and see where your favorite athletes competed to win gold.

Most of the Olympic and Paralympic events are being held in and around the capital. Several structures built for this year’s event are temporary. However, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), most of the new structures created for the Games will be used to benefit the people of Japan.

Japan National Stadium
The stadium in the famous Shinjuku area of ​​Tokyo hosts the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics as well as most of the track and field events. It was replaced by a national stadium before it was demolished in 2016.

Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned architect and professor of architecture at the University of Tokyo, designed the new icon to be the focal point of the Games. The stadium has a capacity of 68,000 spectators. It is made of wood imported from 46 regions of Japan’s 47 regions.

There was no shortage of history-making moments at this venue of the Games. This includes the emotional high jump final where Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar won the Olympic gold medal together.

For a great view of the stadium, head to the Shibuya Sky Observation Deck in the Shibuya Scramble Square building.

Aria Arena

Located in southwestern Tokyo, the building hosted all volleyball matches during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On the last day of the Games last Sunday, Team USA’s women’s volleyball team made history by defeating Brazil and winning a gold medal. When the games are over, the arena will serve as a local community center and event venue with a capacity of 12,000 spectators.

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza

Located in Chafu, a suburb west of Tokyo, the arena was the first venue intended for the Tokyo Olympics.

Musashino Forest Plaza has a hanging silver and white roof covering an area of ​​30,000 square meters (323,000 square feet). It hosted badminton and modern pentathlon events during the Games. China dominates the badminton court here, winning six medals, including two golds.

After the Games, Tokyo officials said it would serve as a multi-purpose venue where major sports competitions and entertainment events would be held.

Bonus: It is located near the famous Studio Jibli Museum.

Tokyo Aquatics Center

The Tokyo Aquatics Center, built specifically for the 2020 Games, is located inside Tatsunami-No-Mori Sea-Side Park. In this popular place, locals can play mini golf and enjoy the autumn atmosphere.

As the name suggests, many water sports such as diving and swimming were held here during the Games. There were many moments like making history in all this.

In the men’s 4x100m relay final, Team USA broke the world record at the Tokyo Aquatics Center to win gold.

Meanwhile, American swimmer Katie Ledecky, who is able to compete in short and long distance events, has reaffirmed her status as an athlete. Ledecky won gold in the 1500m and 600m freestyle and silver in the 400m and 4x200m freestyle in Tokyo. He has now won 10 medals in three Olympic Games.

The Tokyo Aquatics Center will continue to host events after the Olympics and will also serve as a swimming facility for its residents.

Sea Forest Waterway

The site, home to rowing and canoeing events, was built in a canal between two man-made islands in the Gulf of Tokyo.

After the Games, it will continue to host international rowing and canoe competitions and open to the public as a recreation area.

Visitors will be able to know when the game is over by visiting the Tokyo Gate Bridge, a simple image on the screen during this year’s games.

OI Hockey Stadium

Located inside the OI Central Sea-Side Park Sports Forest on the Sumida River, the curved electric blue artificial turf for field hockey looks just as beautiful on TV as it does in reality.

The locals love this park for its sunset view. The venue, specially designed for the Olympics, will be used for hockey, futsal and other sports after the 2020 Games, officials said.

Nippon Budokan

The judo venue in Chioda Ward was built specifically for the Tokyo Olympics. The venue was built during the first Tokyo Games in 1984 and is commonly referred to as Budokan (meaning martial arts hall).

Since then it has become a popular place for musicians to come to Japan.

In this year’s Games, it has the honor of being the place of the Olympic debut of Karate.

Rio Kiuna of Japan entered the Olympic history by winning the first gold medal in the men’s cut event on August 8.

The Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Village

Tokyo’s Harumi district covers 33 acres at the venue after the events of the game will be a new life.

The most widely discussed will be removed from the cardboard beds and the entire complex rather than the apartment will be removed. A spokesman for the Olympics, according to 5.650 residential units for sale.

Beyond Tokyo
Surigasaki Surfing Beach

Surigasaki in neighboring Chiba prefecture is close to Tokyo due to its natural surroundings and the first time the Tokyo Olympics were hosted at this venue.

It was here that Carissa Moore of the United States made history by becoming the inaugural Women’s Olympic Surfing Champion.

Surigasaki is already widely popular with surfers in Japan and around the world. There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and surf shops for those who want to plan their own surfing vacation.

Makuhari Mess

Taekwondo, wrestling and fencing were among the events held at the Makuhari Mess during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The conference center in Chiba Province regularly hosts worldwide events, ranging from the Lady Gaga Concert to the huge Pokemon Card Swap.

In the men’s 125 kg final at the same venue on August 6, Team USA’s Gable Stevens defeated Georgia’s Zeno Petriashvili to win the gold medal.

Enoshima Yacht Harbor

The venue in Kanagawa prefecture, built for the sailing events of the first Tokyo Games in 1984, also hosts the Games this year.

Also, the Olympic ring was preserved here before the opening ceremony. After the games, it will continue to be a destination for water sports enthusiasts.

Saitama Super Arena

Covered with a convertible dome, the venue is one of the largest and most versatile venues in Japan. In addition to sports, concerts, conferences and other events are organized here.

The team defeated the USA French men’s basketball team on Saturday at the venue, located in neighboring Saitama prefecture north of Tokyo.

At the same time, the women of Team USA lost to Japan in the final match of the last day and won the gold medal here. The win was won by WNBA star Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird. Diana Taurasi of Phoenix Mercury became the first athlete in Olympic history to win five gold medals in any team event.

Saitama Stadium

As the largest football stadium in Japan to host the 2002 World Cup, the venue was a great place to host the Olympic football games.

Canadians may want to come here to relive the moment of winning gold in a dramatic final against the Swedish women’s team. When the games are over, the major football matches will be held at Saitama Stadium.

Yokohama Baseball Stadium

Baseball is a big business in Japan, and softball and baseball have been brought back as official events at the 2020 Olympics.

The event, hosted by the 1978-year-old Yokohama Baseball Stadium, ended on Saturday night with a match between the United States and Japan. In the end, Japan came out on top with a 2-0 win.

For the rest of the year, the Yokohama Dena Besters team is open to thousands of fans at this huge stadium south of Tokyo.

J-Village National Training Center (Fukushima)

The theme of the Tokyo Games was “Recovery Game”. To honor it, the Olympic torch relay began at this venue in East Fukushima. It was the main hub for rescuers who came here after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Located in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, the venue has since been transformed into a community center and sports training venue.

Sapporo Odori Park

Located on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan, this place is a popular destination for its annual winter festival.

Race walking and marathon events are held here this year. On the final day of the Games, Kenyan legend Eliud Kipchog reached the finish line in 2 hours 8 minutes and 38 seconds to win the gold medal in the men’s marathon as the fourth Olympic medal of his career.

Interestingly, Sapporo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 and plans to do so again in 2030.

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