Meeting, Talking and Creating Together in Tokyo
It’s no surprise to anyone who’s been here. The gorgeous balance between tradition and modernity, pockets of serenity contrasting with dazzlingly frenetic activity, the cleanliness and efficiency of public transportation, the incredible food — we could go on and on.
It’s constantly evolving, mutating, reconsidering its past and rushing headlong into the future. This synergy between tradition and ingenuity is what makes Tokyo the city it is today.
Here are 9 reasons that will convince you that Tokyo is the place to visit during the summer of 2020!
1. The city is an open-air museum of architecture
Japan has the highest number of architects per capita in the world and the city is awash with stunning skyscrapers, futuristic houses and buildings with Pritzker prize-winning designs. And the design of the 2020 Games' venues alone makes them worth a tour.
2. More youthful, more urban
Four sports will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo, meaning you will have the opportunity to see the first ever gold medals awarded to the best competitors in karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.
3. Welcome to the future
The Tokyo 1964 Games completely transformed Japan.
The Tokyo 2020 Games, as the most innovative history, will bring positive reform to the world by building on three core concept.
*Striving for your personal best
*Accepting one another
*Passing on Legacy for the future
Tokyo 2020 is going to encourage innovation like never before!
4. Take me down to the food paradise city
What to start with? A hearty bowl of ramen with a tasty broth and home-made noodles?
Tokyo is a foodie experience in itself, and 17 Olympic days won't be enough to explore all the delicacies of Japanese cuisine.
5. Discover the new stars
Among the 11,090 athletes from the expected 206 National Olympic Committees, only 339 will leave Tokyo with a gold medal. And only a handful of these will reach stardom.
Who will become the next Michael Phelps and make a splash in Tokyo?
Going to Tokyo means witnessing the emergence of a new generation of sport legends.
6. Be part of the athletes' dream
While drawing public attention to the importance of sustainability, an opportunity was made to everyone to play a role in the Games' preparations and have an actual little piece of them being part the medals the athletes are dreaming of.Japan's Tokyo 2020 has unveiled; its Olympic medals are made from recycled mobile phones.
7. Enjoy living the big city life
Unique in the world, Tokyo is the place where old meets new – a land of thousand conveniences. Buzzing and at the same time calm, super easy to navigate with 760 stations and with modern art museums and centennial temples, Tokyo has always captured the imagination of travellers.
8. Women's power
Tokyo 2020 will be the most gender-balanced Games in the history of the Olympic Games, with women expected to account for almost 49% of total athletes.
9. Find out the true meaning of Omotenashi
We could tell you that Japanese people possess a unique selfless sense of hospitality, called Omotenashi, and that they take care of their guests like nowhere else. We could say that Tokyo will offer you a unique welcome. We could describe the service you will receive in both the cheap eatery and the five-star hotel.
But the only way to find out the true meaning of Omotenashi is to come to Tokyo and experience it for yourself!