Japan's first participation at Olympic games was in July 1912 at the 5th Olympic Games in Stockholm. The following Olympic games were held in Japan in the past:

The 2020 Summer Games are scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 2021.

The Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo is the best place to learn more about the Olympics in Japan. It exhibits the history of the Olympics in general and past Olympic games held in Japan, and offers a hands-on area where visitors can experience various Olympic sports. The museum is located in the lower two floors of the building that also houses the Japanese Olympic Commitee at the western end of Meiji Jingu Gaien Park, across from the National Stadium. The closest station is Gaienmae along the Ginza Subway Line.

Hours and Fees

Japan Olympic Museum


10:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:00)


Mondays (or next day if Monday is a national holiday), New Year holidays, between exhibitions


500 yen