After 56 years, Japan will again be hosting the much-awaited Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games from July 24 – August 9, 2020  and the Paralympic Games from August 25 – September 6 of the same year.

Japan has been an Olympic land since the Summer Games of 1964, which were the first to be staged in Asia. In 2020, the country will host its fourth Games, if the Winter Games of 1972 in Sapporo and of 1998 in Nagano are included.

According to the event organizers Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be “the most innovative ever organized, and will rest on three fundamental principles to transform the world: striving for your personal best (achieving your personal best); accepting one another (unity in diversity); and passing on a legacy for the future (connecting to tomorrow)”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics by The Japan Times

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ticket Prices

For people living outside Japan the best way to purchase a ticket for Tokyo 2020 Olympics is to purchase from online or from different Japan-related travel agencies like JTB and the Olympic committee in your country. If you are currently living in Japan Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket can also be bought at convenience stores’ ticket vending machine all over Japan.

According to The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games affordable ticket prices will be available to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the Olympic events. Official Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket is still not on sale until this Spring of 2019.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ticket Outline

The basic outline of Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket are as follows according to  The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics –OPENING and CLOSING CEREMONY tickets will range from JYP 12,000 to JPY 300,000 (USD 108 ~ 2,705 ).
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Sports event tickets starts from JPY 2,500 to JPY 130,000 (USD 22 ~ 117 ).
  • Half of all tickets to be priced at JPY 8,000 (USD 72 ) or less.
  • Also, symbolic tickets priced at JPY 2,020 (USD 18 ) for families and group resident in Japan whose members include children, senior citizen or individuals with impairments. The said priced will also be available in conjunction with a school programme targeting over one million students across Japan.
  • Lastly concessionary tickets for wheelchair-dedicated areas.

How & Where to Buy Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ticket

1. National Olympic Committee of their respective country

People living outside Japan will be able to order their tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their respective country or their authorized ticket seller. Ticket prices and application process will vary for each country however expected ticket prices will most likely be the same price of tickets purchased in Japan.

2. For Residents of Japan

Residents of Japan can register on Tokyo 2020’s online platform in order to obtain a TOKYO 2020 ID. With the said ID they will be able to apply for tickets before they go on general sale.

This coming 2021 Spring those with TOKYO 2020 ID will invited to participate in an online lottery. After the initial tickets are allocated, the remaining tickets will be made available on first-come, first-served basis.

The portal for TOKYO 2020 ID is currently available in Japanese with an English version set to launch before sales begin. The link is as follows

The lottery system aims to give as many people as possible a chance to purchase tickets for the event of their choice. After registering and obtaining their TOKYO 2020 ID, people will be able to apply for tickets during the lottery phase. Should their application be unsuccessful, they will still be able to buy tickets during the first-come, first-served phase.

Steps on How to Register for Tokyo 2020 ID

We have prepared a step by step guide on how to register for your Tokyo 2020 ID, click on the link below for more information.


Tokyo 2020 ID Registration

3. Accepted Mode of Payment – Visa Card

Credit card brand – Visa Card will be the only payment brand accepted on the Tokyo 2020 ticket website and at the ticket box offices. The card brand has been the exclusive payment technology partner of the Olympic Games for 32 years now according to Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Upon signing up for Tokyo 2020 ID you’ll be eligible to apply for an official Tokyo 2020 Olympics Visa card membership. Below is the available design for the official Tokyo 2020 Olympics Visa card membership. The credit card design is so cute!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Visa Card
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Visa Card 2

Image Source: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games