Tokyo will be short an estimated 14,000 hotel rooms each day of the 2020 Olympics, and the city is scrambling to find alternatives for the flood of visitors
The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from July 24 to August 9.
An estimated 10 million visitors are expected to travel to Tokyo for the Olympics — but the city may not have enough room for them all.
Tokyo will be short an estimated 14,000 hotel rooms each day of the 2020 Olympic Games, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
The city is scrambling to find accommodations alternatives for visitors, from rushing to build new luxury hotels to turning cruise ships into temporary floating hotels.
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An estimated 10 million visitors are expected to descend on Tokyo next summer for the 2020 Olympics. But the Japanese capital might not have room for them all.
The city is facing a hotel room shortage of an estimated 14,000 rooms each day of the Olympics, according to the Nikkei Asian Review, leaving the city scrambling to find alternatives to house millions of tourists.
This will be the fourth time Tokyo has hosted the Olympics, starting with the Summer Games of 1964. It also put on the Winter Games in Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998. In 2020, more than 11,000 athletes will compete in 33 sports around Tokyo, including in revamped venues used in the 1964 Games.
Tokyo is rushing to build new luxury hotels ahead of the Olympics — but it may still not be enough
Developers have been rushing to build new luxury hotels in Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Olympics, The Wall Street Journal reported. But the city still has “very few luxury hotels” when compared to cities like New York City and Tokyo, Miwako Date, CEO of real-estate developer Mori Trust Co., told the Journal.
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