Travel to Japan for the Olympics 2021 – the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is an international sporting event that is currently in the spotlight. In addition to sporting events that will be held from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021, Tokyo offers a variety of charming destinations. From cultural to modern tourism, you can find it.
Tokyo, Japan is currently filled with all things Olympic-related. Starting from the train station, the streets, to the buildings are filled with decorations with the theme of the Tokyo Olympics. Even Tokyo’s popular landmarks celebrate the Olympic spirit. Here are the top tourist destinations in Tokyo celebrating the Olympic spirit.
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Still, in use by the Japanese Imperial family, the Tokyo Imperial Palace, also known as Kokyo Gaien in Japanese, stands in one of the areas where Ota Sokan built its first fortress during the Edo period in 1457. The main attraction is the beautiful the 17th-century garden surrounded by walls and moats. One of the places that is not less famous is the Nijubashi Bridge which leads to the palace.
Built in 1614, this bridge has the beauty of an artistic design with a design that is thick with Western architectural style. This palace is located in the Chiyoda district, Tokyo.
Tokyo National Museum
If you want to learn about Japanese culture, the Tokyo National Museum or Tokyo National Museum is the place to be. According to the official website, this museum has been established since 1872. The Tokyo National Museum has a wide collection of Asian art and archeology with a total of about 120,000 objects. As for the 89 of them, they are artifacts that are Japanese cultural heritage. Meanwhile, the other 648 are important cultural treasures. The Tokyo National Museum is located in Ueno Park and opens at 9.30 am and closes at 5 pm with the last entry 30 minutes before closing time.
Shibuya is one of the most famous districts in Japan. Shibuya is famous for being a local trend center and has a variety of shopping shops and restaurants. One of the things that became an icon of this area is the Shibuya intersection. At this intersection, there is a large crossing area and is often passed by many people every day, especially at work hours in the afternoon.
This intersection is passed by 1000-2500 people every minute. In the lively district, you can take photos like influencers. If you want to take pictures of this intersection, you can do that too. For the best angle, you can take a picture from Starbucks located in the QFRONT building on the 2nd floor. Not far from there, you will find a statue of Hachiko at Shibuya Station. Hachiko himself is an Akita breed dog who is famous in the local community for his loyalty to waiting for his master for 10 years at the station.
If our previous tour got to know Japanese culture in the past, Akihabara offers a modern tour. For those of your fans of technology and anime, Akihabara is heaven, my friend. Starting out as a post-war black market center of activity, Akihabara later became a shop selling all kinds of electronics and IT around the world.
This area is the electronics and technology center in Tokyo. For those of you who are anime lovers, here you can find various shops selling comics and character statues. In Akihabara, you can also find various manga cafes or cafes with unique waitress costumes. No less interesting, you can also see cosplay walking around too, you know.
Azumabashi Bridge in Japan
The Azumabashi Bridge that crosses the Sumida River near Asakusa Station is illuminated in Olympic colors. From the right angle, you can even get the Skytree and the bridge in one shot.
Tokyo’s tallest structure is lit up every night in the colors of the Olympic rings from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Near the top of Skytree, you can also see the Olympic rings brightly lit in white. The light show runs until Sunday 8 August, the last day of the Olympics.
Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama
The Cosmo Clock 21 Yokohama Ferris wheel in Minato Mirai enters the Olympic spirit by projecting ‘Tokyo 2020’ along with a famous animated Pictogram (Piktogram). This projection is seen on the Ferris wheel from 7 pm to 8 pm daily until the end of the Olympics on Sunday 8 August.
Rainbow Bridge Tokyo
The Tokyo Rainbow Bridge or Rainbow Bridge is always stunning, but usually only lights up 30 minutes after the sunset until midnight. During the Olympics, the Rainbow Bridge has extended the lit hours until sunrise. The extended lighting hours will last until Sunday 5 September.
The Azumabashi Bridge isn’t the only one lit up for the Olympics. Ten bridges crossing the Sumida River, including Tsukiji Bridge, Kachidoki Bridge and Kiyosu Bridge, were also lit for the event. All bridges will be lit until the end of the Paralympics on Monday, 6 September.
Airbnb Olympic Experiences: the fun of the Tokyo Olympics virtual tour, you can chat with athletes
As a form of innovation and a solution to the existing situation, the organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic Games offer a virtual tour experience. A virtual tour or virtual tour is a tourist activity that is carried out online, generally with the help of the Zoom platform. In this tour, participants can explore a number of places while talking with the event organizers.
The collaboration gave birth to a program that offers virtual experiences with more than 200 athletes competing in the Olympics and Paralympics. In addition to sharing their experiences, the athletes will also share stories about their love for the world of sports. Not only that, virtual tour visitors can also chat directly with athletes via the Zoom platform. The prospective participants can access the tour by visiting this page.
Even though it has become one of the best vacation spots in the world, the Japanese metropolis of Tokyo will only grow in popularity. In the summer of 2020, Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, promising tourists and locals alike to do even more in the busy megalopolis. Get ready for the biggest sporting event in the world.