The Olympics is the most watched sporting event in the world. It is held every four years in a different country, which makes the event even more special. Japan will be hosting the Summer Olympics for the second time. They first held the games in 1964.
The opening ceremony is one of the best things about the Olympics. Each host country spends a tremendous effort in creating a visually stunning opening ceremony. The performances highlights the host country's culture. Another way a host country expresses its traditions is through the design of mascots. Japan has two mascots. One is a cherry blossom inspired and another is said to represent justice and looks a police officer.
You will need a ticket to attend the various sporting events on offer at the Summer Olympics. Residents of Japan can buy tickets from the official Olympics website. Non residents of Japan can purchase tickets from authorised resellers.
Tokyo has a first class public transport system. You can swiftly can from your accommodation to the venues using Tokyo Metro.
Closest International Airport: Haneda Airport (HND), Tokyo
Senor Ben's Tips
1) Get in early as first sales of tickets are released a year in advance. Popular events like swimming and track and field are snatched up quickly.
2) It is easier to get tickets to the Paralympic games if you miss out on tickets to an Olympic event.