Enoshima Yacht Harbour
The Enoshima Yacht Harbour has beautiful Mount Fuji views so don’t get too distracted while at Tokyo 2020. People visit the Harbour for its gorgeous views alone. The marina was built specifically for the Olympic sailing event of 1964 and has been a huge spot for yacht racing ever since. This will be the second time the Harbour will be used for the Olympics dubbing it a “legacy venue.” Back in 1964, the sport was called “Yachting.” But since 2000, its name has been changed to “Sailing.”
Japan first participated in the Olympic Sailing event in 1936. A memorable story from 1964 that happened at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, was when two brothers from Sweden, who were slated to medal, turned around during the race to rescue fellow competitors whose boat capsized due to the weather. People said they should’ve received a “Gold Medal for Humanity.” The Enoshima Yacht Harbour has new Olympic memories to make for Tokyo 2020. If you continue reading, this page will offer you more information on the Sailing games for the Summer Olympics, as well as some useful information about Tokyo that you may need while you’re there.
2020 Olympic Events At Enoshima Yacht Harbour
The Enoshima Yacht Harbour will be hosting the sailing event at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Both the Mens and Womens event will be held at the Harbour. The Mens competition will have five parts while the Womens competition will have four parts. There will also be one Mixed event included.
- Windsurfer/ Laser
- One Person Dinghy/ Finn
- One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight)/ 470
- Two Person Dinghy/ 49er
- Windsurfer/ Laser Radial
- One Person Dinghy/ 470
- Two Person Dinghy/ 49er FX
- Nacra 17 Foiling
- Mixed Multihull
What Else To Do In Tokyo During The 2020 Olympics
Tokyo has so much going on, and I’m not even talking about the 2020 Summer Olympic games. There is a lot to see depending on what your interests are. If you like history, visit the Senso-ji, a temple built in 645 in honor of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The Imperial Palace, where the Emperor resides offers tours of the gardens and the main part of the palace.
Tokyo even has Disney. It’s called Tokyo DisneySea, and for all of you Disney buffs out there, it’s a must. DisneySea is a theme park with rides, shows, and food, all sea and Disney themed. If you really want to immerse yourself in the culture, eat real Japanese food, don’t just visit their local McDonalds. The Tsukiji Market offers fresh seafood delicacies daily and there is sushi on every corner.
Tokyo Dome City is a mall and an entertainment center all in one. You can shop, eat and ride some roller coasters while you’re there. Last, but certainly not least, is the MarioKart Go Kart tours of Tokyo.
Weather During The 2020 Olympics In Tokyo
The weather predictions for Tokyo 2020 are hotter than usual. A normal Tokyo summer has highs in the nineties and lows in the seventies (Fahrenheit). Rain, heat, and humidity are expected to be a factor so pack accordingly. Make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. Light clothing, hats, visors, an umbrella or raincoat and things to help keep you cool and dry should be considered when packing for your trip. Little fans might be really helpful with the hot temperatures and if you can bring your own, even better, as prices for them at the games are sure to be higher, like the temperatures.
Getting To Enoshima Yacht Harbour
OlympicBettingOdds.com knows the games will be very crowded so driving by car is not recommended. Tokyo was a crowded city before the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics, and tourists coming from all over the world will make the crowding that much worse.
Traveling By Railway
There are three railways that will get you to your destination.
Take the Shonan Monorail and get off at the Shonan-Enoshima Station. From there, it will be a 23-minute walk. Follow the crowd of people if you feel you might get lost on the way.
The Enoden (EN06) will get you there. Get off at the Enoshima Station stop. It will be about a 21-minute stroll to get to the Harbour.
If you choose to take the Odakyu-Enoshima Line (OE16), get off at the Katase-Enoshima Station stop for an 18-minute walk to the event.
The address of Enoshima Yacht Harbour is 1-12-2, Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa.