A visitor to the Japan Olympic Museum poses with the Olympic rings near the new National Stadium in Tokyo, Jan. 22, 2020. The stadium will host many events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, for the Summer Games. HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES
A visitor to the Japan Olympic Museum poses with the Olympic rings near the new National Stadium in Tokyo, Jan. 22, 2020. The stadium will host many events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, for the Summer Games. HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan Olympic Museum highlights significance of the Olympic Games

by Hana Kusumoto
Stars and Stripes

With the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, get psyched up for the games with a trip to the newly opened Japan Olympic Museum.

Just across the street from New National Stadium in central Tokyo’s Gaien area, this museum offers history and insight to the Olympics and Paralympics.

Visitors are first welcomed by a large Olympic rings statue outside of the museum. Even on a cold winter day, visitors lined up to take photos by the rings with the new stadium in the background.

The small, two-story museum opened in September to promote the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and illuminate the history and significance of the games.

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