Tokyo 2020 City Dressing and Spectaculars

In response to the 24 March agreement to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the detailed information for Tokyo 2020 City Dressing and Spectaculars are under consideration.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), as the host city for the Tokyo 2020 Games, is entrusted with the role of building up a festive atmosphere for residents, and visitors and spectators from around the world. One key initiative to this end is dressing up the city and setting up spectaculars. The TMG has now finalized the “Basic Plan for Tokyo 2020 City Dressing and Spectaculars”.
Press Release:
◆ 29 March 2019: "Basic Plan for Tokyo 2020 City Dressing and Spectaculars"

Games Mascot

In association with the announcement of “Basic Plan for Tokyo 2020 Live Sites and Public Viewings” on 11 April 2019, the installation locations of Games mascots were decided at the areas around Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa Campus and Chofu Station Plaza as Tama area Live Sites.
◆ 11 April, 2019: "Basic Plan for Tokyo 2020 City Dressing and Spectaculars" (Updated)


Olympic Symbol Installation at Odaiba Marine Park water area

        Commemorative Lighting Ceremony

To raise anticipation for the Tokyo 2020 Games in Japan and across the world, the Olympic Symbol was installed off the shore of the Odaiba Marine Park water area, a symbolic area for the Games. On Friday 24 January 2020, exactly half a year before the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Symbol was lit for the first time, commemorating the start of the year of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

◆16 January 2020: “Tokyo to Hold the Tokyo 2020 Year Commemorative Ceremony”

Olympic Symbol Lighting Times

  • Friday 24 January - Thursday 30 April 2020 18:15 - 24:00
  • Friday 1 May - Thursday 16 July 2020 19:00 - 24:00
  • Friday 17 July - Sunday 9 August 2020 (scheduled) 19:00 - 24:00

Note) The Olympic Symbol will be transferred back to the factory on Thursday 6 August 2020 in order to have a safety inspection and receive maintenance for about 4 months. The symbol will be re-installed to the current location after maintenance has been completed.

Recommended photo spots

You can take a shot of gigantic Olympic Symbol against the backdrop of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower from the spots below.

Photo spotAccessPhoto image
Address 1-7-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
1-min walk from Daiba Sta. on Yurikamome Line

From terrace on 4th floor

B Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Address 1-9-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Directly connected to Daiba Sta. on Yurikamome Line

In front of terrace on 2nd floor

C Observation deck, Odaiba Marine Park Address 1-4, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
1-min walk from Daiba Sta. on Yurikamome Line

Map of Odaiba Marine Park and surroundings

City Dressing

Build up excitement for and also leave the world a vivid impression of the Games by effectively using flags, banners and other promotional materials with a consistent design to decorate areas, such as airports, and roads and train stations, centering on those around the competition venues and Tokyo 2020 Live Sites. Please find them out in the city of Tokyo.

Image of city dressing banners at train stations

Image of city dressing banners at train stations

Major arterial roads Aoyama-dori Avenue, Uchibori-dori Avenue, Harumi –dori Avenue and others From April
Last miles*, etc. Kokuritsu-kyogijo Sta. to Olympic Stadium, etc. From June
Airports & Stations, etc. Haneda Airport, Tokyo Sta., Shinagawa Sta., Shibuya Sta., etc. From June

Note*) Walking distances from the stations expected to be used by spectators during the Games to competition venues.