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Tour of Japan’s National Stadium knocks it out of the park

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Tour participants pose for a photograph at National Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday.

A tour of Tokyo’s National Stadium has been popular as the tickets have been continuously sold out.

The tour gives attendees a chance to view the venue where athletes competed during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Started in October, the tour has been held on Sundays and national holidays, when there isn’t any restoration work being done by the Tokyo Games’ organizing committee.

Tour participants can enjoy a panoramic view of the field from the spectator seats on the fourth level. A podium has been set up for photo opportunities.

As a measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the tour is capped at 40 people per 30-minute tour. Reservations are made online.

Some of the tour-takers have included Olympic torch bearers and Games’ volunteers who donned their uniforms and took photos of themselves for New Year’s cards.

Five volunteers who participated in the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies enjoyed taking commemorative photos Sunday.

One of them, a 54-year-old company employee from Kawasaki, said, “I was able to come back to the place of my memories.”