New National Stadium in Tokyo

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  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

  • New National Stadium, Tokyo

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Facts & Figures

The New National Stadium in Shinjuku was originally designed by star architect Zaha Hadid (1950 - 2016), but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had to cancel the project due to out of control costs for the new building. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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Afterwards the architect Kengo Kuma came up with a new design and it was accepted in 2015. The total costs for the stadium are 149 billion yen for a capacity of 68.089 visitors. The Taisei Corporation and Takenaka Corporation are responsible for the project. The stadium will be used for the openning and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. It will host soccer games, athletics events and rugby matches.

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The planning for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo included the construction of a New National Stadium, which will be finished in November of 2019. The old National Stadium was demolished in May 2015.


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The New National Stadium is located within Shinjuku (ward) in Tokyo.
Address: 10-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0013, Japan

How to get to New National Stadium?

  • get off at Sendagaya Station which is served by Chuo-Sobu Line
  • 5min from Sendagaya Station to National Stadium

Sightseeing spots in Shinjuku


Shinjuku Gyoen - Shinjuku park is open to the public since 1949 and my favourite place in Tokyo for the cherry blossom season

Shinjuku Station - busiest station in the world

Shinjuku Skyscraper District (Nishi-Shinjuku) - amazing high-rise architecture in a seismically stable area of Tokyo

Kabukicho - largest red light district in Japan

Koreatown Shin-Okubo - collection of the best Korean restaurants I found so far in Tokyo

Golden Gai - great area with many small and tiny clubs and bars

Kagurazaka - a neighbourhood with a nice traditional Japanese atmosphere

Takadanobaba Station - great nightlife area for students

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


opening ceremony 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo (24th in 2020)
I am already excited for this mega event in Tokyo.

Shinjuku Eisa (Okinawan dance) Festival (27th)
Traditional dances from Okinawa are performed by 23 Eisa dance groups.


Kumano Shrine Autumn Festival (16th)
Mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried through the streets of Shinjuku.

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