Even as they enjoy natural features coloured by the beauty of four distinct seasons along with traditional culture and customs that have taken root in those features, visitors to Japan will discover world-class innovation and high technology. Home to a high-density, high-capacity public transportation system that is underpinned by sophisticated technology as well as a diverse network of hotels and other lodging facilities, Japan is also one of the world’s safest countries, a place where people can walk alone at night with peace of mind.
Held in Tokyo in 1964, the 18th Olympic Games helped spur Japan’s dramatic economic growth and the reconstruction of its society. By building on the legacy of those games to successfully host the Winter Olympics in Sapporo in 1972 and then in Nagano in 1998, Japan demonstrated that the enthusiasm of its citizens for the Olympics and Paralympics is second to none.
The Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo
The Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo
The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano
Complementing this enthusiasm are the prototypical Japanese traits of honesty, diligence, and respect for social harmony. The unique traditional spirit of omotenashi, or hospitality, is an inseparable part of Japanese sensibility. The meticulous level of service that you’re certain to experience during your stay in Japan reflects this spirit.
Japan includes some 7,000 islands, but most of its territory is made up of the four large islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Stretching about 3,000 kilometers from both north to south and east to west, the country consists of 47 prefectures, each of which has its own climate and historical and cultural appeal.Choose the location for your training camp with confidence and peace of mind, secure in the knowledge that Japan’s sophisticated nationwide public transportation system links Tokyo with outlying regions with safe, reliable, on-time service.
Please read through the explanation provided by each prefecture, which includes local geographic features, sightseeing attractions and locally produced items, to guide your choice of pre-Games training camp. We’re confident that in addition to providing opportunities to explore the appeal and national character of Japan, pre-Games training in Japan will provide a satisfying experience by affording an optimal environment in which to prepare for the games.
As befitting the highest snowfall area in Japan, this region is a great place for winter sports. The mild climate in summer is an attractive feature of the region.
Many onsen (hot spring) resorts are located in this region. Easy access to the Tokyo metropolitan area (by expressways and other transportation) enhances the attractiveness of the region.
The most attractive feature of this region is a peaceful landscape formed by Japan’s celebrated Mt. Fuji, an abundant natural environment and paddy fields that recall the atmosphere of Japan’s traditional rural areas.
As befitting Japan’s ancient capital area, this region has a large number of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Japan’s traditional and cultural heritage can be enjoyed here.
This region is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. Various world heritage sites and other attractive sightseeing spots are renowned among tourists.
This online guide is intended to provide useful information necessary for finding a suitable training camp in Japan. We hope that the guide will help every athlete to make use of the best possible training facilities in preparation for the Games.