I live in Yokohama, a city of 3.5 million people, and is part of the Greater Tokyo area. Total population is 38 million. I thought I'd start a Tokyo Olympics 2020 thread, because of the level of information that's needed to make the Olympics enjoyable and as economical as possible. I'll be creating a number of different posts, for different aspects of how / what / where / when. When: Friday 24th July 2020 - Sunday August 9th. It's exactly this time next year. Weather. It's the Summer Olympics, and it's very much summer in Japan. Although central Japan gets snow in winter, it's also hot and humid in summer Mean maximum temperature in late July /early August (last 10 years) is 31 degrees C (88F) Mean minimum temperature in late July /early August (last 10 years) is 24 degrees C (75F) This means that it is often still warm at night (for example, right now at 11pm, it's still 27.4 degrees C (81F)). It's been sunny for most of the day, but the humidity is currently 85%. Today's high was 33.7C (93F), lowest humidity was 64%. The mean maximum so far in August is 35.1 degrees C(95F). You can expect similar during the 2020 Olympics. There are a number of ways to cope with being out and about all day in the heat and humidity. - Stay hydrated. Vending machines dispense bottles of water, usually for around 110-120 yen (about $1.50 AUD, $1.00 USD, 0.93 EUR). Other drinks are usually around 150yen. Japan has 6 million vending machines, so they are everywhere, and they work!! - There are many, many convenience stores. There are often convenience stores within 50m of each other: 7-Eleven, Lawsons, Family Mart are the main ones, along with Sunkus & Mini Stop. They have international ATMs. - Fans. You can buy folding Japanese fans in many places. Some electronic stores give out larger plastic/paper fans for free. - Wipes. These are cooling wipes you can get at convenience stores. These are a must.The Gatsby "ice type" have cooling menthol. More later.