Olympics Old and New Architecture Tour



The Olympics Old and New Architecture Tour explores both the previously-built and newly renovated or newly developed venues for Olympics in Tokyo. In this 4 hour tour, learn about the architecture, history and significance in these highly anticipated works of art that will soon be showcased to the world. 

For the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games 2020, there will be a total of 42 venues hosting the games. It is also one of the first times in Olympics history that foreign-born designers aren’t the ones designing the main venues for Olympics (all of the venues for Tokyo Olympics 2020 are designed by Japanese architects). 

Another fact that’s very unique and special for Tokyo Olympics 2020 is that most of the architecture for the games is old. Out of the 42 venues, 25 of them already exist in Tokyo, thanks to Japan’s plans to repurpose a number of the buildings constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics (the last time Tokyo hosted the Games). 

In this 4 hour Olympics Old and New Architecture Tour, you’ll not only visit the most highly-anticipated and decorated Olympic Stadium by famous architect, Kengo Kuma, but you’ll also visit a few other structures—most of them inspired by Japanese tradition—that will put Tokyo’s architecture on the world’s stage by the summer of 2020.

Availability: Everyday from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (except some holidays)

Location: Tokyo Bay (the directions to the meeting point will be provided after booking)

–     Standard: ¥13.000 per person

       Private: See pricing at checkout

The private experience is for your group only (others cannot join this experience). Maximum number of people for the private experience is 15 people.

       Add-on: 4-Hour Private Tokyo Tour: See pricing at checkout

The 4-Hour Private Tokyo Tour will include an English-speaking guide. This tour can be conducted before the Olympics Old and New Architecture Tour from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Public transportation costs are included. Admission fee or other optional activity fees for guests and tour guides are not included.


  • English speaking guide
  • Photo opportunities


  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

Age Requirement

There is no age requirement, but a reservation must be made for all guests, and the cost is the same for all ages.


All bookings is payable via Stripe (Booking Checkout) or PayPal. Confirmations regarding your booking will be sent at least 10 days before your activity date.

Cancellation Policy

Standard Cancellation Policy:

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 5 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 25% if booking is cancelled 10 days or less before event

There is a non-refundable 3% service fee for all bookings. Refunds (that are not subject to a cancellation fee) will include the ticket price less the 3% service fees. If an event is cancelled or postponed by Japan Awaits, refunds will be for the entire purchase—that includes the ticket price and the service fees.


Will we enter the venues?

The Olympics Old and New Architecutre Tour will visit some of the most important Olympics venues in Tokyo, but guests will not be able to enter the venue (there may be openings for venues after the Olympics is but not before). You can marvel at the architecture of the venues and learn about their cultural significance from outside the venues.

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