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16 hours ago, thatsnotmypuppy said:

.  I'll also head to Sapporo for some football.

hmm  attend football in Sapporo just to escape Tokyo' summer heat and humidity for some days...

something to think about for future vacations ^_^

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Considering that we don't even have a transportation plan for PyeongChang, I'm not expecting a transportation plan for Tokyo anytime soon. And as you point out, they've got to do something to increase throughput to the harbor islands. But, hey, I'm having ignoring work and playing around with maps. Here's another transportation map. It does a good job of showing the Rinkai line, which I overlooked in my early post. The Rinkai line seems to have ideal access to the harbor venues. The area around the Osaki station could be a good place to stay... looks somewhat boring, but has a number of inexpensive hotels (with tiny rooms.)

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On 9/13/2016 at 4:30 AM, gotosy said:

hmm  attend football in Sapporo just to escape Tokyo' summer heat and humidity for some days...

something to think about for future vacations ^_^

 ;) You've figured it out - plus amazing food up North :)

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Swiss firm to open 'hotel ship' during Tokyo Games

Sunday, May 27, 22:34

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it has chosen a Switzerland-based shipping company to operate a "hotel ship" during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The "hotel ship" concept is one of the measures being taken by the central government to address an anticipated accommodation shortage during the sporting events.

Tokyo city officials say they chose the Japanese arm of the Switzerland-based MSC Cruises to operate a "hotel ship" after inviting public applications.

Officials say the 65,000-ton cruise ship "MSC Lirica" is expected to be used as a temporary hotel. The mid-size cruiser boasts about 1,000 staterooms and can accommodate up to 2,600 guests.

The ship will be docked at a pier in Koto Ward. The Tokyo government and the shipping company will discuss details of its operation after signing a memorandum.

The central government will also allow several other piers on Tokyo Bay to be used for such temporary accommodations.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180528_10/

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7 hours ago, gotosy said:

Swiss firm to open 'hotel ship' during Tokyo Games

Sunday, May 27, 22:34

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it has chosen a Switzerland-based shipping company to operate a "hotel ship" during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The "hotel ship" concept is one of the measures being taken by the central government to address an anticipated accommodation shortage during the sporting events.

Tokyo city officials say they chose the Japanese arm of the Switzerland-based MSC Cruises to operate a "hotel ship" after inviting public applications.

Officials say the 65,000-ton cruise ship "MSC Lirica" is expected to be used as a temporary hotel. The mid-size cruiser boasts about 1,000 staterooms and can accommodate up to 2,600 guests.

The ship will be docked at a pier in Koto Ward. The Tokyo government and the shipping company will discuss details of its operation after signing a memorandum.

The central government will also allow several other piers on Tokyo Bay to be used for such temporary accommodations.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180528_10/

Wonder if it will be used by athletes (like Norwegian Getaway in Rio) or media (Norwegian Jade in Sochi). Maybe even for public use? 

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