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What are the transport plans for Tokyo 2020?

The Heritage zone the transport is relatively clear as they are existing venues served by Metro mostly.

Tokyo Bay, the transport isn't obvious at all. Take the swimming or gymnastics venues for instance... Will they use the Oedo line, the docklands light railway (Yunikamomo Line) or buses?

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The gymnastics center would be served by the Yurikamome. Alternatively, there's the Rinkai Line, which would take a bit of walking (going past the Tennis venues), but may be more convenient as a direct option from Western Tokyo (heritage areas).

If the the location of the aquatics center isn't changed, it could be accesible via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line or the JR Keiyo Line. Again, a Rinkai Line service would do the job if you're not too lazy. All three lines converge at Shin Kiba Station for easy transfers between competiton venues around Tokyo Bay. Furthermore, the terminus of the Yurikamome in the bay allows a transfer to the Yurakucho Line.

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Does anyone know if transport is still free for ticket holders? i know the bid books stated it would be free on the day of your ticketed even but in sure Rio also said the same in bidding.

 

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Rio was the first Olympics i have attended that i had to pay for transport. 

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36 minutes ago, Forever Blue said:

Hi, new member & this will be my 1st time to ANY Olympics.  I'll have a Tokyo Metro Transportation Pass, but don't know anything else yet.

I'm pretty sure you have to purchase that.

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26 minutes ago, Faiyez said:

I'm pretty sure you have to purchase that.

I'm working w/ a travel company & it's included in what I'm paying along w/ these other things:

  • Premier Accommodations in Tokyo at one of our conveniently located properties right in the middle of the action.
  • Experience Tokyo Package: Choose one culture experience or sight seeing excursion from our list of options. You’ll have the opportunity to discover Tokyo and the culture of this host city in the best format that fits your interests and abilities. Our Experience Tokyo options will be finalized in Summer of 2019.
  • Tokyo Metro Transportation Pass will be provided per person to use during your stay
  • $500 credit per person to use for Olympic Event Tickets or additional tours
  • Exclusive daily entrance to the BLE Hospitality Zone - Every evening from July 25th to August 8th, Bucket List Events invites you to take a break from your busy schedule and join us and other Olympic fans and family for a fun time in a relaxing family friendly environment. Plan to stop by and allow us to treat you to a few drinks and tasty snacks.
  • Exclusive Events: Guests staying with us on July 24th or August 8th will also receive an invite to our complimentary and exclusive BLE Opening Ceremonies Viewing Party (July 24th) and BLE Closing Ceremonies Viewing Party (August 9th) - food & drinks will be provided as we enjoy the festive atmosphere and watch the ceremonies unfold on the big screens
  • Daily Hotel Breakfast to help you get the day started right
  • Summer Games Swag Bag & Welcome Kit more good stuff than you were expecting
  • Onsite hosts and local assistance from English speaking guides and translators
  • Expert pre-trip travel planning and access to the Bucket List Concierge Service for additional tickets, tours, etc.
  • All taxes and fees are included

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biggrin.gif I hardly ever fly. Who wants to help me out please?? I need to buy some FLIGHT tickets NOW. biggrin.gif Who can give me or PM me the link for the BEST price for:

2 people

from Ontario, California to Tokyo, Japan

landing at either the Haneda OR Narita Airport

for the dates July 29, 2020 to August 4, 2020

It seems like due to 1-2 stops, it's best to leave 1 day early, I assume, right? SO really leaving July 28, 2020.

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13 hours ago, Forever Blue said:

biggrin.gif I hardly ever fly. Who wants to help me out please?? I need to buy some FLIGHT tickets NOW. biggrin.gif Who can give me or PM me the link for the BEST price for:

2 people

from Ontario, California to Tokyo, Japan

landing at either the Haneda OR Narita Airport

for the dates July 29, 2020 to August 4, 2020

It seems like due to 1-2 stops, it's best to leave 1 day early, I assume, right? SO really leaving July 28, 2020.

 

Found roundtrips for you that are $1,000 on the dot. Not a bad option to be honest, you'd fly out on the 28th from Ontario to Taipei, change plane (3 hour layover, which will be good to clear the likely-long immigration line and find your next gate in that massive airport), and then onto Narita. Same route on the return on August 4. All on China Airlines. The website Skyscanner is going to send you through might go away depending on how fast you see this message, but the airline itself is charging $1039, so not an extreme jump. 

 

https://www.skyscanner.com/transport/flights/ont/tyoa/200728/200804/?adults=1&children=0&adultsv2=1&childrenv2=&infants=0&cabinclass=economy&rtn=1&preferdirects=false&outboundaltsenabled=false&inboundaltsenabled=false&ref=home#/details/15040-2007280040--32444-1-14788-2007291315|14788-2008041430--32444-1-15040-2008041810

 

Also, if you're willing to drive to LAX, you could fly roundtrip for $789 through Manila ... it would end up being less, I know cheap parking can be found for LAX at some of the nearby hotels. Same deal, just through Philippine Airlines and through Manila. Not sure if you'd be open to the LAX option, but I'll attach it either way

 

https://www.skyscanner.com/transport/flights/lax/tyoa/200728/200804/?adults=1&children=0&adultsv2=1&childrenv2=&infants=0&cabinclass=economy&rtn=1&preferdirects=false&outboundaltsenabled=false&inboundaltsenabled=false&ref=home#/details/13416-2007282355--31964-1-14788-2007302010|12234-2008040115--31964-1-13416-2008041000

 

You can also catch a direct flight on Singapore Airlines from LAX to NRT for $913. Singapore has the best economy class in the world in my opinion, and I would do anything to fly it again. This is another great option if you're up for the drive to LAX, plus it's direct, so a lot more ease.

 

https://www.skyscanner.com/transport/flights/lax/tyoa/200728/200804/?adults=1&children=0&adultsv2=1&childrenv2=&infants=0&cabinclass=economy&rtn=1&preferdirects=false&outboundaltsenabled=false&inboundaltsenabled=false&ref=home#/details/13416-2007281530--31876-0-14788-2007291900|14788-2008041900--31876-0-13416-2008041310

 

 

I know you didn't ask for the LAX options, but I just thought I'd share them from my personal experience. I was looking at flights from one of the DC airports to Tokyo and they were all between $1200-$1400 total, regardless of number of connections or time. Then, I got curious and checked the flights from PHL, a 2 hour drive from me, and I ended up paying $585 roundtrip to fly PHL-JFK-HND ... Spoiler, they would've been $680 had it not been for the student discount I was given (I'm a university student), but still ... very happy with that choice, so I figured I would test the luck and pass it onto you.

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anthonyliberatori, thanks so very much for taking the time to do this.  I'd like to buy these before the week's over.  I'll look closely at what you said.  I was thinking that I really want to try JAL Airlines.  Have you or anyone used them to fly?

Right, I know I'm looking at $2300 - 2500 for 2 people.  Yikes.  But it has to be done.

Isn't it good to search INCOGNITO so you get the fairest, cheapest prices & the computer doesn't know you're looking?

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15 minutes ago, Forever Blue said:

anthonyliberatori, thanks so very much for taking the time to do this.  I'd like to buy these before the week's over.  I'll look closely at what you said.  I was thinking that I really want to try JAL Airlines.  Have you or anyone used them to fly?

Right, I know I'm looking at $2300 - 2500 for 2 people.  Yikes.  But it has to be done.

Isn't it good to search INCOGNITO so you get the fairest, cheapest prices & the computer doesn't know you're looking?

I am trying JAL for Tokyo! I am very excited to be trying it as well. 

I usually do look for flights in incognito. I would recommend you do the same, especially when you're just browsing different prices and not exactly set on something specific. I found my cheap flights on JAL/Americans from PHL in an incognito window.

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3 minutes ago, anthonyliberatori said:

I am trying JAL for Tokyo! I am very excited to be trying it as well. 

I usually do look for flights in incognito. I would recommend you do the same, especially when you're just browsing different prices and not exactly set on something specific. I found my cheap flights on JAL/Americans from PHL in an incognito window.

Ah, OK, I have a "flight buddy" who's doing the same!  When are you buying your tickets?  This week too?  Is it better to buy through JAL online or call them?  It doesn't look like they leave from the closest airport to me, so I may have to call to see.  

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Spectators will have to pay for transport and TOCOG is working on providing the transport card for free (usually a 500 yen fee). Free transport is not valid for Shinkansen travel. TOCOG should be announcing its transport plan to the public very soon.  However, spectators will need to get used to crowded trains and metro and walking to/from stations.

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4 hours ago, Forever Blue said:

Ah, OK, I have a "flight buddy" who's doing the same!  When are you buying your tickets?  This week too?  Is it better to buy through JAL online or call them?  It doesn't look like they leave from the closest airport to me, so I may have to call to see.  

I booked mine a month ago. I paid $590 with a student discount, so it would've been like $650-$680 if I didn't have that. Happy I booked when I did!

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So we're 9 mos away from Japan you guys!  What things should we have done by now other than flight tickets & passports!

What travel insurance are you guys using?

12 hours ago, anthonyliberatori said:
 
 
 
 
12 hours ago, anthonyliberatori said:

I booked mine a month ago. I paid $590 with a student discount, so it would've been like $650-$680 if I didn't have that. Happy I booked when I did

I see.

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