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Check out the schedule of upcoming major sports events

International Sports Events

Tokyo Olympic 2020 is coming up, and there will be many international sports matches held around Japan. Check out the schedule of upcoming major sports events, and plan your journey to Tokyo with exciting sports in mind!

2021

Tokyo Marathon 2021

Tokyo Marathon 2021
Since 2007, the Tokyo Marathon has started to fire up marathon culture in Japan, increasing the number of fans at the event and drawing some of the best marathon runners in the world. The Tokyo Marathon joined the Abbott World Marathon Majors in 2013 and is recognized as one of the world’s most remarkable marathon events.
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Date March 7, 2021
Place Tokyo
URL https://www.marathon.tokyo/en/

WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2021 KANSAI

WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2021 KANSAI
The World Masters Games is an international sporting event that anyone over 30 years-old can participate in. It has been held every four years since 1985, and the 10th Games will be held in Kansai region, including Osaka, Kyoto in 2021.This tournament will have a total of 59 disciplines of 35 sports competitions.
Date May 14 – 30, 2021
Place Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto and 7 prefectures)
URL https://wmg2021.jp/en/

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Games of the XXXII Olympiad)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Games of the XXXII Olympiad)
In 2021, Tokyo will host the best sports festival in the world. It will be the fourth time for an Asian city to host summer Olympic Games, and it will be Tokyo's second time after 1964. Athletes all over the world train their bodies and improve their technique to show their full potential at these games held every four years.
Tokyo is now preparing to welcome visitors to the best sports festival in the world by polishing its hospitality.
Date July 23 – August 8, 2021
Place Tokyo, Hokkaido, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka
URL https://tokyo2020.org/en/

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
The Paralympic Games started as a parallel edition of the Olympic Games for athletes with disabilities, and the first Games were held in Rome in 1960. The vision for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be “Sport has the power to change the world and our future.”
Date August 24 – September 5, 2021
Place Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Shizuoka
URL https://www.paralympic.org/tokyo-2020

2022

19th FINA World Championships 2022 Fukuoka and 19th FINA World Masters Championships 2022 Kyushu

19th FINA World Championships 2022 Fukuoka and 19th FINA World Masters Championships 2022 Kyushu
The 19th FINA World Championships 2022 will be held in Fukuoka, a major city in Kyushu, which is the third largest island in Japan. A number of world-class swimmers will meet here and compete for victory.
In conjunction with the World Championships, the FINA World Masters Championships will take place across the three cities of Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Kagoshima, which are connected by the Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train line. The tournament will provide an attractive environment where participants from home and abroad can enjoy not only the races but their stay in the host cities through a variety of tourism and cultural attractions.
Date May 13 – May 29, 2022 (Championships), May 31 – June 9, 2022 (Masters)
Place Fukuoka (Championships and Masters), Kumamoto (Masters) and Kagoshima (Masters)
URL https://www.fina-fukuoka2021.org/en/