Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Tickets, Costs, and Dates

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games recently released the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics events schedule, and just a few days after that, they released an outline of Tokyo 2020 Olympic ticket prices. The ticket lottery system for Japan residents has just ended, and general ticket sales are about to begin! Find out all the need to know information about the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Ticket costs and sales!

NOTE: The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is continuously releasing ticket information. This page will be updated as more information becomes available about Tokyo 2020 ticket sales.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Ticket Price Ranges

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that half of all event tickets will be priced at ¥8,000 (roughly $72 USD or €62 EUR) or less.

If you reside outside of Japan, ticket prices may vary from the outline released by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games due to fees, exchange rates, shipping costs, etc.

Below are general price ranges for each of the events listed in JPY and a ROUGH estimate of what the cost might be in USD. A full detailed breakdown of ticket prices can found on the Tokyo 2020 website.

Conversion as of July 25th, 2018: 1JPY = 0.009 USD

Sport Discipline Price in JPY Estimated USD Price
Ceremonies Opening Ceremony ¥12,000 – ¥300,000 $108 – $2,700
Closing Ceremony ¥12,000 – ¥220,000 $108 – $1,980
Aquatics Swimming ¥5,800 – ¥108,000 $52 – $972
Diving ¥3,500 – ¥30,500 $31.50 – $274.50
Artistic Swimming ¥4,000 – ¥45,000 $36 – $405
Water Polo ¥3,000 – ¥18,000 $27 – $162
Marathon Swimming ¥3,500 – ¥5,500 $31.50 – $49.50
Archery ¥3,000 – ¥7,000 $27 – $63
Athletics Track & Field ¥3,000 – ¥130,000 $27 – $1,170
Marathon ¥2,500 – ¥6,000 $22.50 – $54
Race Walk Tickets will not be sold
Badminton ¥4,000 – ¥45,000 $36 – $405
Baseball Baseball ¥4,000 – ¥67,500 $36 – $607.50
Softball ¥2,500 – ¥25,500 $22.50 – $229.50
Basketball 3×3 ¥3,000 – ¥18,000 $27 – $162
Standard Basketball ¥3,000 – ¥108,000 $27 – $972
Boxing ¥3,500 – ¥45,000 $31.50 – $405
Canoe Slalom ¥3,000 – ¥10,000 $27 – $90
Sprint ¥3,000 – ¥9,500 $27 – $85.50
Cycling BMX Freestyle ¥4,000 – ¥10,000 $36 – $90
BMX Racing ¥3,000 – ¥12,500 $27 – $112.50
Mountain Bike ¥3,500 – ¥5,000 $31.50 – $45
Road Race ¥3,500 – ¥5,500 $31.50 – $49.50
Individual Time Trial ¥3,500 – ¥5,500 $31.50 – $49.50
Track ¥4,000 – ¥14,500 $36 – $130.50
Equestrian Dressage ¥3,000 – ¥16,000 $27 – $144
Eventing ¥3,000 – ¥16,000 $27 – $144
Jumping ¥3,000 – ¥16,000 $27 – $144
Fencing ¥3,000 – ¥11,500 $27 – $103.50
Football (Soccer) ¥2,500 – ¥67,500 $22.50 – $607.50
Golf ¥3,000 – ¥10,000 $27 – $90
Gymnastics Artistic ¥4,000 – ¥72,000 $36 – $648
Rhythmic ¥4,000 – ¥36,000 $36 – $324
Trampoline ¥5,500 – ¥16,000 $49.50 – $144
Handball ¥3,500 – ¥20,000 $31.50 – $180
Hockey ¥2,500 – ¥10,000 $22.50 – $90
Judo ¥4,000 – ¥54,000 $36 – $486
Karate ¥3,500 – ¥12,800 $31.50 – $115
Modern Pentathlon ¥2,500 – ¥4,000 $22.50 – $36
Rowing ¥3,000 – ¥9,500 $27 – $85.50
Rugby ¥2,500 – ¥25,500 $22.50 – $229.50
Sailing ¥3,000 – ¥5,500 $27 – $49.50
Shooting Pistol ¥2,500 – ¥5,500 $22.50 – $49.50
Shotgun ¥2,500 – ¥5,500 $22.50 – $49.50
Skateboard Park ¥4,000 – ¥11,500 $36 – $103.50
Street ¥4,000 – ¥11,500 $36 – $103.50
Sport climbing ¥3,000 – ¥12,500 $27 – $112.50
Surfing To be announced later
Table Tennis ¥3,500 – ¥36,000 $31.50 – $324
Taekwondo ¥3,000 – ¥9,500 $27 – $85.50
Tennis ¥3,000 – ¥54,000 $27 – $486
Triathalon ¥4,000 – ¥8,000 $36 – $72
Volleyball Beach Volleyball ¥3,500 – ¥45,000 $31.50 – $405
Standard Volleyball ¥4,000 – ¥81,500 $36 – $733.50
Weightlifting ¥2,500 – ¥12,800 $22.50 – $115
Wrestling ¥4,000 – ¥45,000 $36 – $405

 

Process for Buying Tickets

The process for buying tickets to the Olympics varies depending on whether or not you are a resident of Japan.

Also, keep in mind that VISA will be the only payment type accepted on the Tokyo 2020 Ticket website and at the ticket box offices (although National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in other countries may accept other payment types at their own discretion).

 

For Japan Residents

Like the previous Olympic games, there is a lottery system that allows residents to get “early-bird” tickets. Residents of Japan who are interested in obtaining tickets can obtain a TOKYO 2020 ID, which allows them to apply for tickets before sales open up to the rest of the public.

After registering, residents are able to apply for the type of ticket and number of tickets they desire. If they are selected during the lottery, they will be informed of such and given time to submit their payment. If they are not chosen during the lottery process, they are still able to purchase tickets after tickets sales are opened up to the rest of the public and available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Lottery Process Breakdown:

  • Step 1: Obtain a Tokyo 2020 ID
  • Step 2: Visit the official Tokyo 2020 ticketing site
  • Step 3: Search for desired tickets
  • Step 4: Select ticket type and number of tickets
  • Step 5: Receive lottery results
  • Step 6: Make payment and select option for receiving receipt
  • Step 7: Receive confirmation of payment and purchase completion

 

After the completion of the lottery system, remaining tickets will become available for sale on a first-come first-served basis. There is no set date for this yet, but will likely be in Autumn of 2019.

Official ticket box offices in Tokyo will likely open in Spring of 2020.

 

For Non-Residents

Tickets for those who reside outside of Japan will be available for purchase through an Authorized Ticket Reseller (ATR) appointed by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of their respective country. The application for buying tickets will vary from country to country.

Some Authorized ticket resellers such as CoSport (the ATR for United States, Australia, and some European countries) held their own lottery system. Those interested in purchasing Olympic tickets could request the tickets there were interested in purchasing through CoSport between May 9th, 2019 and May 30th, 2019. After this, participants will be notified on June 24th, 2019 of what tickets they were awarded.

Tickets may be available for sale in various countries as early as June 15th, 2019, but it depends on the ticket seller. CoSport’s website states that the tickets not sold during their lottery process will be available for purchase from June 25th, 2019.

You can see the full list of Authorized Ticket Resellers on the official Tokyo 2020 website.

 

Ticket Sale Dates

Information regarding ticket lottery dates and international ticket sales has been released, but information on first-come, first-served ticket sales and ticket resales is still to come.

Spring – Summer 2019

  • April 18th, 2019: Official Tokyo 2020 ticketing site opens
  • May 9th, 2019: Lottery applications open in Japan & CoSport Lottery applications open
  • May 28th, 2019: Lottery applications close in Japan
  • May 30th, 2019: CoSport Lottery applications close
  • June 20th, 2019: Japan lottery results released
  • June 20th, 2019: CoSport lottery results released
  • June 27th, 2019: Japan lottery ticket payments due
  • July 2nd, 2019: Japan lottery ticket payments due & CoSport live sales begin.

 
Fall – Winter 2019

  • Start of general ticket sales on the Tokyo 2020 ticketing site

 
Spring 2020

  • Physical ticket boxes in Tokyo open
  • Launch of official resale services

 

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2 Responses

  1. Alvaro Palacios says:

    Excellent news , would like to be informed of tickets sales !! Thank you

  2. David says:

    ID Website is crap. Won’t let you fill in the required spaces and then when it does, errors window appears. When it does accept and the photo verification appears it will show multiple windows nothing happens.

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