The Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE inside GANEUNG Olympic Park hosted more than 120,000 visitors during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. In a very successful 17-day run since the hospitality suite's opening on 9 February, the total number of visitors reached 123,293, the number of social media posts with the hashtag #Tokyo2020JHouse exceeded 11,000, and there was worldwide media coverage. Visitors were provided a glimpse of what to expect at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE featured seven exhibits offering a variety of experiences using cutting-edge technologies to introduce the many attractions in the city of Tokyo and of the Tokyo 2020 Games. One of the most popular exhibits was THE TOKYO TRAVELLERS, an advanced 3D scanning system that placed life-sized digital avatars of guests in front of computer-generated images of famous Tokyo landmarks. The exhibit was a hit as it allowed visitors to simulate the experience of being in Tokyo.
Other popular attractions were the Japanese Culture Experience corner, where guests took on the challenge of folding origami cranes, and the Tokyo 2020 Games PR corner which introduced the sports that will be added to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Tsuyoshi Yanagidate, the Deputy Executive Director of Communications & Engagement of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, said “We are pleased that the more than 120,000 visitors were able to experience “Omotenashi”, the unique Japanese style of hospitality, at the Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE. Visitors seemed taken by the technology and experience-based attractions and we hope they enjoyed trying them out. Our Games Vision for the Tokyo 2020 Games is “Sport has the power to change the world and our future”. We will leverage the experience gained at the Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE to provide further “Omotenashi” at Tokyo 2020 by offering the most innovative Games in history. Our goal is to bring positive change to the world.”
The Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE will open again on 9 March inside Gangneung Olympic Park and will remain open throughout the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, until 18 March.