Visiting Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games 東京オリンピック期間中の観光
Sport & culture
Entre les épreuves sportives, qui attireront le regard du monde entier, les visiteurs pourront aussi se tourner vers d’autres choses comme les plaisirs de la découverte de la culture japonaise en plein coeur de Tokyo. Durant les Jeux Olympiques, deux sites seront très prisés. L'Heritage Zone, avec les sites emblématiques autant historiques de 1964 que le nouveau stade olympique national. La Tokyo Bay Zone, sur la baie de Tokyo, est lui un site spécialement construit pour les JO 2020, avec le village olympique.
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There are many places around the new Olympic Stadium, in the district of Meiji Jingu Gaien (literally the garden of Meiji-jingu Shrine), built in tribute to Emperor Meiji, that are worth a visit.
The Meiji Jingu Gaien complex is the center of sport, art and culture. We recommend:
- A spiritual visit to Meiji-jingu and the surrounding wooded park. It's a major Shinto shrine of Japan, dedicated to Emperor Meiji.
- Gingko Street, 300 meters long and lined with 146 ginkgo trees with leaves that change to gold each fall and offer shady respite in summer, is a symbol for the whole neighborhood.
- The Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery is an entire museum dedicated to the eternal glory of Emperor Meiji. Visitors can discover and understand his life and history, in a building built in 1926.
- Every year around mid-August, a large fireworks display is held at Meiji-jingu Stadium No. 2. For anyone who has yet to experience hanabi (fireworks), it's a great moment of popular celebration!
- Towards Sendagaya Station, Shinjuku Gyoen is a park that has several types of traditional Japanese gardens, as well as French and English style gardens, over 58 hectares of land. In spring the 1,300 cherry blossoms attract crowds, but the large greenhouses built in 1875 (and restored in 2012) are also a draw, housing more than 2,700 types of tropical plants.
In Yoyogi district, the site of the former 1964 Olympic Village has now been redeveloped into a public park. You can walk there, on foot or by bike. Not far away, Harajuku beckons with the fascinating kawaii culture of Takeshita street, pedestrian from 11am to 6pm. You'll see many young people wearing weird and eonderful clothing and accessories from the most fashionable stores!
Don't hesitate to try all the sweets on sale: Japanese crepes filled with delicious fruit and cream, fluffy pancakes, multicolored cotton candy... And in the pet cafes you can play with cats, or hedgehogs, owls, rabbits, and even snakes!
Tokyo Bay Zone
Walking around Odaiba, the artificial island built on the waters of Tokyo Bay, is synonymous with fascinating surprises, such as Odaiba Kaihin Koen, the park by the sea complete with an artificial beach, the mini replica of the Statue of Liberty offered by France as a sign of friendship, and the huge Rainbow Bridge in the background.
Another park, Shiokaze Koen, lets you see Mount Fuji on a clear day, it also has a wonderful playground for children.
- Diver City is a huge shopping mall where you can take refuge from the suffocating heat of the Japanese summer. The "life size" model of a giant Gundam that transforms four times a day is an extraordinary sight. On the second floor of Diver City, the Gundam Cafe offers goods and souvenirs bearing the image of this hero, as well as a menu of themed drinks and snacks.
- The impressive Fuji TV building, headquarters of the Japanese television channel, has a 270° observatory on the 25th floor, for beautiful views over the city.
- A Ferris wheel also offers incredible views 115 meters above the bay with a 16 minute ride. You can see as far as the Tokyo Sky Tree!
- Oedo Onsen is for those seeking pure relaxation! Enjoy the benefits of immersing yourself in warm waters with 13 different Japanese baths available. In the heart of an amusement park, it's easy to spend all day here, with restaurants offering several types of food, comfortable chairs if you need a rest, and games for young and old.
- From Odaiba Kaihin Koen Park a futuristic water bus inspired by the world of mangaka Leiji Matsumoto will take you on a 55-minute boat ride through Tokyo Bay to Asakusa, via the Sumida River. From August 2019, a new model named "Esmeraldas" will make an appearance.
For more information on the 2020 Summer Olympics:
- The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
- The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Calendar
- The venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- The new sports of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: an update on what will change
- Tokyo 2020: Medals made from recycled metals
- Sustainability at the 2020 Olympics
- The opening of an official Tokyo 2020 store in Tokyo
- Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games
- Where to eat in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics
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