Tokyo 2020 Olympic Venues

New National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Main Venue

In 1964 Tokyo became the first ever Asian host-city of the Olympic games. Next year, with the Opening Ceremony on July 24, it will become the first Asian city to have held the biggest sporting competition on the planet twice.

Many of the iconic 1964 stadiums will be reopened for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and there will also be new, state-of-the-art venues which will have been purpose built.

At each Olympics, there are always a couple of new sports to feature. For the first time, climbing, karate, skateboarding, and surfing will be contested. Baseball and softball will make a comeback after being dropped from the London 2012 Olympics.

There will be two main zones which will be linked physically and metaphorically. The Heritage Zone (the area of the ‘64 Olympics) will overlap with the new Tokyo Bay Zone, representing the link between past Olympic legacy and that of the present and future.

Olympic locations for Tokyo 2020

The two interlinking zones will form the shape of the infinity symbol, the concept of the venue plan has been dubbed ‘Infinite Excitement’. The Olympic Village, the spiritual heart of the games, will be located where the two zones meet.

Heritage Zone and Tokyo Bay Zone: Olympic Venues plan
The Heritage Zone and the Tokyo Bay Zone – Image by Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

The infinity symbol represents the commitment, passion, and inspiration of the world’s greatest athletes, and the limitless potential of the generations to come. The Tokyo Bay Zone will represent the future, standing as a model for cutting-edge, urban development.

The Heritage Zone will be located in the central business area of Tokyo, northwest of the Olympic Village. It will include 7 venues, most of which were also used in the ‘64 games.

The biggest area, the Tokyo Bay Zone, will be southeast of the Olympic Village and will contain 13 venues. The majority will be in the Ariake District though some will be in Odaiba and the surrounding artificial islands. There will also be some outlying venues for some events with specific requirements.

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List of Venues

A total of 42 venues will be used for the games. They will hold 339 events in 33 different sports, covering 50 disciplines.

The New National Stadium, also known as Olympic Stadium, will serve as the main venue of the Olympics and Paralympics. The Stadium was used in the 1964 Olympics and is being rebuilt in the same spot in the Heritage Zone.

It will hold 68,000 seats but the capacity could be increased to 80,000 for the soccer matches. The opening and closing ceremonies and all the track and field events will take place there.

VenueSportNearest station
Olympic StadiumOpening / Closing ceremonies
Athletics
Football
Sendagaya Station (Chuo-Sobu line)
Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumTable TennisSendagaya Station (Chuo-Sobu line)
Yoyogi National StadiumHandballHarajuku station (Yamanote Line)
Nippon BudokanJudo
Karate
Kundashita station (Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway)
Imperial Palace GardenAthletics (Race Walk)Otemachi (Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway), Tokyo Station
Tokyo International ForumWeightliftingYurakucho station, Tokyo station (Yamanote line)
Kokugikan ArenaBoxingRyogoku station (Chuo-Sabu line)
Equestrian ParkEquestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping)Chitose-Funabashi station (Odakyu line)
Musashino Forest Sport PlazaBadminton
Modern Pentathlon (Fencing)
Tobitakyu station (Keio Line)
Tokyo StadiumFootball
Rugby
Modern Pentathlon (Swimming, Fencing, Riding, Laser-Run)
Tobitakyu station (Keio Line)
Musashinonomori ParkCycling (Road Race: Start)Tama station (Seibu Tamagawa Line)
Ariake ArenaVolleyballAriake-tennis-no-mori station (Yurikamome Line)
Ariake Gymnastics CentreGymnasticsAriake-tennis-no-mori station (Yurikamome Line)
Ariake Urban Sports ParkCycling (BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing)
Skateboarding
Ariake-tennis-no-mori station (Yurikamome Line)
Ariake Tennis ParkTennisKokusai-tenjijo station (Rinkai Line)
Odaiba Marine ParkAquatics (Marathon Swimming)
Triathlon
Daiba station (Yurikamome Line)
Shiokaze ParkVolleyball (Beach Volleyball)Daiba Station, Fune-nokagakukan Station (Yurikamome Line)
Aomi Urban Sports ParkBasketball (3×3)
Sport Climbing
Aomi Station (Tokyo Waterfront Line, Yurikamome Line)
Oi Hockey StadiumHockeyOi Keibajo Mae Station (Tokyo Monorail)
Sea Forest Cross-Country CourseEquestrian (Eventing, Cross Country)Tokyo Teleport Station, Shin-kiba Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Sea Forest WaterwayCanoe (Sprint)
Rowing
Tokyo Teleport Station, Shin-kiba Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Kasai Canoe Slalom CentreCanoe (Slalom)Kasairinkaikoen Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Yumenoshima Park Archery FieldArcheryShin-kiba Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Tokyo Aquatics CentreAquatics (Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming)Tatsumi Station, Shiomi Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Tatsumi Water Polo CentreAquatics (Water Polo)Tatsumi Station, Shin-Kiba Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Makuhari MesseTaekwondo
Wrestling
Fencing
Kaihimmakuhari Station (JR Keiyo Line).
Tsurigasaki Surfing BeachSurfingKazusa-Ichinomiya Station (JR Sotobo Line, Wakashio Line)
Saitama Super ArenaBasketball (Basketball)Saitama-Shintoshin Station (JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Utsunomiya Line, JR Takasaki Line)
Asaka Shooting RangeShootingWakoshi station (Tobu-Tojo Line, Tokyo Metro)
Kasumigaseki Country ClubGolfKasahata Station (JR Kawagoe Line)
Enoshima Yacht HarbourSailingKatase-Enoshima station (Odakyu-Enoshima Line)
Izu VelodromeCycling (Track)Shuzenji Station (Izuhakone Railway line)
Izu MTB CourseCycling (Mountain Bike)Shuzenji Station (Izuhakone Railway line)
Fuji International SpeedwayCycling (Road Race: Finish, Individual Time Trial)Suruga-Oyama Station, Gotemba Station (JR Gotemba Line)
Fukushima Azuma Baseball StadiumBaseball/SoftballJR Fukushima Sta (Tohoku Shinkansen)
Yokohama Baseball StadiumBaseball/SoftballKannai Station (JR Negishi Line)
Sapporo DomeFootballFukuzumi Station (Subway Toho line)
Miyagi StadiumFootballShin-Rifu Station, Rifu Station (JR Tohoku-Rifu Line)
Ibaraki Kashima StadiumFootballKashima-Soccer Stadium Station (Kashima line)
Saitama StadiumFootballUrawa-misono Station (Saitama Railway)
International Stadium YokohamaFootballShinYokohama Station (Yokohama Line)
Olympic VillageTsukishima Station (Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway)
IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Centre (Tokyo Big Sight)Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon station (Yurikamome Line)

Map of 2020 Olympic Venues

Here is a map of all the venues in the Heritage Zone, Tokyo Bay Zone, and the outlying venues.

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Paralympic Venues

There will be 22 different sports in the 2020 Paralympic Games. A total of 20 venues will hold the games.

VenueSportNearest station
Olympic StadiumOpening and Closing Ceremonies
Athletics
Sendagaya Station (Chuo-Sobu line)
Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumTable TennisSendagaya Station (Chuo-Sobu line)
Yoyogi National StadiumBadminton
Wheelchair Rugby
Harajuku station (Yamanote Line)
Nippon BudokanJudoKundashita station (Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway)
Tokyo International ForumPowerliftingYurakucho station, Tokyo station (Yamanote line)
Equestrian ParkEquestrianChitose-Funabashi station (Odakyu line)
Musashino Forest Sport PlazaWheelchair BasketballTobitakyu station (Keio Line)
Ariake ArenaWheelchair BasketballAriake-tennis-no-mori station (Yurikamome Line)
Ariake Gymnastics CentreBocciaAriake-tennis-no-mori station (Yurikamome Line)
Ariake Tennis ParkWheelchair TennisKokusai-tenjijo station (Rinkai Line)
Odaiba Marine ParkTriathlonDaiba station (Yurikamome Line)
Aomi Urban Sports ParkFootball 5-a-sideAomi Station (Tokyo Waterfront Line, Yurikamome Line)
Sea Forest WaterwayCanoe
Rowing
Tokyo Teleport Station, Shin-kiba Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Yumenoshima Park Archery FieldArcheryShin-kiba Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Tokyo Aquatics CentreSwimmingTatsumi Station, Shiomi Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Makuhari MesseSitting Volleyball
Taekwondo
Wheelchair Fencing
Kaihimmakuhari Station (JR Keiyo Line).
Asaka Shooting RangeShootingWakoshi station (Tobu-Tojo Line, Tokyo Metro)
Izu VelodromeCycling (Track)Shuzenji Station (Izuhakone Railway line)
Fuji International SpeedwayCycling (Road Race: Finish, Individual Time Trial)Suruga-Oyama Station, Gotemba Station (JR Gotemba Line)
Paralympic VillageTsukishima Station (Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway)
IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Centre (Tokyo Big Sight)Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon station (Yurikamome Line)

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