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July 28, 2020
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games
Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcement of public use of new permanent venues ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the opening dates of new permanent venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 for public use, following the postponement of the Games. The venues will be open to the public to the extent that public usage does not interfere with the delivery of and preparations for the Games. Venues will open for public use sequentially, once consultations with the relevant organisations have concluded and safety measures for temporary overlays have been implemented. At this time, the opening dates of the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre and Tatsumi Water Polo Centre have been decided, as detailed below. The opening dates of other new permanent venues will be announced at a later date.


Please see appendix 1(PDF:130KB) for details of activities and services and how to use the facilities.

  1. Canoe Slalom Centre (to be known as the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre during the Games)
  2. Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center (to be known as the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre during the Games)


  • Please note that sufficient infection control measures are being taken at each venue based on the TMG’s “Roadmap to Overcoming COVID-19 – to build a society where the ‘new normal’ is firmly established”.
  • In order to manage the temporary overlays for Tokyo 2020 Games, as well as ensure the safety of users, each venue may have restrictions with respect to the usable area and how it may be used. Please follow the instructions of the facility operator when using the venues.
  • The public use of venues may be suspended depending on the future novel coronavirus situation. We would like to ask all users for their cooperation with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure safety.

Please click here for the original Japanese press release.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

For Canoe Slalom Centre:
Venue Development Section 1, Tokyo 2020 Games Venues Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5388-2271
For Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center:
Coordination Section, Sports Promotion Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5320-7773