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Japan Sports Olympic Square

Gaienmae, Tokyo

Get the Photo That Says You've Been to Tokyo in 2020

The Japan Sport Olympic Square in front of the Olympic Museum houses statues of important figures in the Olympic movement and Olympic flame cauldrons from the past Olympics in Japan. Enjoy the green space and encounter Olympic trivia hidden on the grounds, such as the names of past Olympics host cities which form a timeline of the modern Olympics. The area is open to the public at all times. During museum hours, you can buy a snack or drink from the 5 Rings Cafe and sit on the bench outside. Stop by on your way to the Olympic Stadium or as part of your visit to the Olympic Museum.

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Olympic Museum and the Olympic Stadium make interesting photo backgrounds at this popular photo spot.
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Rain or shine, find and follow the timeline of Olympic host cities named on the bricks of the Japan Sport Olympic Square. Take a photo of your favorite host city.
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Jigoro Kano is the founder of judo and an instrumental figure in bringing the Olympic movement to Japan.
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Bricks mark Mikio Oda's record setting jump at the Amsterdam Olympic Games in 1928. This performance made Oda the first Japanese to win an Olympic gold medal.
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Finding this subtle detail, part of the Olympic motto "Faster—Higher—Stronger" is like finding an Easter egg.
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The Olympic Flame Cauldron from the 1972 Winter Olympic Games is one of the three cauldrons you can see at the Japan Sport Olympic Square.
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Three in one! The Olympic flame cauldron of the 1998 Nagano Winter Games, statue of Jigoro Kano and the Olympic Stadium.
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The statue of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, faces the Olympic Stadium as if watching over the 2020 Games.

When there's lots of people, be ready to take your photo. It's interesting to see how other people pose with the Olympic Rings. My favourite was the couple photographing their dogs.

Access Information

Address

4-2 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0013

Access


  • Gaienmae Station, Exit 3 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line): 5-minute walk

  • Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station, Exit A2 (Toei Oedo Line): 10-minute walk

  • Sendagaya Station or Shinanomachi Station (JR Chuo-Sobu Line. Local trains): 12-minute walk

  • Kitasando (Fukutoshin Line): 15-minute walk

Open

Accessible to the public at all times.

Website

Japan Olympic Museum

Notice


  • Do not climb on the statues or Olympic rings or other objects in the square.

  • Take turns taking photos by the rings if there are many visitors.

  • If it's crowded, be ready to take your photo quickly.