Check out the schedule of upcoming major sports events


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!


The World Swimming Championships Fukuoka

PLACE:Fukuoka City


The 2023 World Swimming Championships will take place in Fukuoka, Japan. The Championships’ concept of “WATER MEETS THE FUTURE” expresses the hope that all the participants will meet the future. The event takes aim to create the future of aquatic sports through innovative technology, and also create a future for the region by connecting various people. Six events will be held in Fukuoka City: swimming, artistic swimming, water polo, diving, open water swimming, and high diving. Come and experience these two futures along with our mascot character, ”SEALIGHT” and "SHIRNEY", as you watch the world-class swimming competitions.


The World Masters Swimming Championships Kyushu

PLACE:Fukuoka City,Kumamoto City and Kagoshima City


The World Masters Swimming Championships Kyushu will take place in the cities of Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima in the island of Kyushu. Over 10,000 participants from about 100 countries and regions will compete in five disciplines: swimming, artistic swimming, water polo, diving, and open water swimming. By holding Kyushu jointly in the three cities, the effects of holding the Event will spread widely, such as “promoting swimming to all generations”, “promoting exchanges between participants and citizens”, “improving the power of cities by holding the Event”, and “economic ripple effects.”, Outside of the competition, the Kyushu World Championships aims for participants to enjoy a charming stay in these cities through events and other contents. Witness the success of a wide range of athletes, from ages in their 20s to 100 years old!


FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

PLACE:Okinawa City


For the first time in history, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will be jointly hosted by three countries: Japan(Okinawa), the Philippines, and Indonesia. Since many houses in Okinawa used to be able to receive NBA broadcasts from the U.S., Japanese and foreigners have often played basketball together without any division in the past. In August 2023, Okinawa will host the world's premier basketball tournament. Come and enjoy Okinawa not only the excitement of basketball, but also the beautiful nature of Okinawa and its tourist attractions!


Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships

PLACE:Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium


The Para Athletics World Championships will take place in Kobe in May 2024. The Para Athletics World Championships, established by the International Paralympic Committee, is the world's premier para athletics event. In 1994, the first Championships were held in Berlin, Germany. In 2024, the 11th Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe will be held in East Asia for the first time in history. The Kobe 2024 Para Athlitics World Championships Games will also serve as the final selection stage for para-athletes to compete in the Paris Paralympics to be held in the same year. Experience the excitement of various competitions in Kobe!