Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
The Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre is under construction on land that is connected to Kasai Rinkai Park. The park lies on almost 200 acres of land. It is the second largest park to grace Tokyo. Since the 1980s, Kasai Rinkai has been a source for great recreational activities to everyone in Tokyo. There is an aquarium, sea bird sanctuary and the second largest Ferris wheel in Japan at 384 ft tall. Now, it will have its own water course. This will be the first artificially made water course in Japan’s history. The course will have an elevation of 4.5 meters and is expected to measure 200 meters in length.
The Canoe (Slalom) event officially entered the Olympic games in 1992. Once the Olympic Games are over, the residents of Tokyo will be given public access to the facility for leisure activities and water sports. This page will guide you through the canoeing (slalom) event that will take place here during the 2020 summer Olympics and offer some helpful information about Tokyo.
2020 Olympic Events At The Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
The Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre will be the home for the Canoe (Slalom) games for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The water course is currently under construction and should be ready by October. Canoe (Slalom) differs greatly from the canoe sprint event. The sport requires a sleeker style of canoe to be able to canoe down a course containing a series of gates at a rapid pace. Both the Men’s and Womens Canoeing (Slalom) competitions will take place at the Kasai Canoe Centre with two events each for Tokyo 2020.
Canoe (Slalom) Men’s
- Kayak (K-1)
- Canoe Single (C-1)
Canoe (Slalom) Women’s
- Kayak (K-1)
- Canoe Single (C-1)
What Else To Do In Tokyo During The 2020 Olympics
Tokyo has so many different things to offer when you’re not at the games. If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to try an authentic Harajuku pancake. Harajuku pancakes are shaped like cones and filled with a wide array of toppings. You can visit a place called Santa Monica Crepes if you’d like to get your hands on one.
OlympicBettingOdds.com has heard the Tsukiji Market has some of the best sushi and seafood around so a stop there is worth the trip. If food is not your thing, there’s plenty of other things to do. A visit to Meiji Jingu allows visitors to emmerse themselves in a beautiful, colorful shrine of Japanese culture. Tourists can buy an ema at the temple, write a, wish, hope, or dream on it, and leave it behind. It is believed the spirits of the land will grant your request.
Weather During The 2020 Olympics In Tokyo
Weather forecasts predict plenty of heat, rain, and you guessed it, humidity (due to the heat and rain)! Summers in Tokyo are typically hot with the highs in the 90s and the lows in the 70s. For Tokyo 2020, they are expecting record heat. Be sure to bring light clothing and something to protect you from the rain. Hats, visors, sunscreen and plenty of fluids to remain hydrated should be on your list of things to bring also.
Getting To The Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
Tokyo is extremely populated so traffic is terrible. It would be much less stressful to use public transportation when heading out to the games due to the large crowds. You can take a train, a bus, or a waterbus to get to the event.
Traveling By Bus
Take Toei bus (28) from the Kasai Station and get off at the Rinkai-Shako-Mae stop. From there it is a seven-minute walk to the venue. If you take Toei bus (21) from the same station and get off at the Kasai-Rinkai-Koen station stop, it will take twelve minutes to walk to the event.
Traveling By Railway
From the Kasairinkaikoen Station stop (JE06) on the JR Keiyo Line train, a twelve-minute walk awaits you.
Traveling By Waterbus
To go by Waterbus, hop on a Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line and get off at Kasai Rinkai Park, from there, it should take you about ten minutes of walking to get to the games. The official address of where you’re headed is 6-1, Rinkaicho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo.