After bombardments of promotional events and advertisements and endless construction, Tokyo 2020 is finally starting to solidify itself. This week the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the process for which tickets may be obtained, at least for the 126 million people living in Japan.

First, residents of Japan can register on Tokyo 2020’s online platform in order to obtain a Tokyo 2020 ID. The ID registration is currently available in Japanese only, with an English version to set to launch before sales begin. It can be accessed at

With this ID, from the spring of 2019, residents of Japan only can apply for tickets before they go on general sale. The first round of tickets will be allocated through a lottery draw.

For people who miss out on the lottery, they can still buy tickets in the second phase, during which time the remaining ticket stock will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to the general public. This official opening of the box office is scheduled for spring 2020.

As of publication, the Committee has confirmed that more than 1.2 million people have  obtained their Tokyo 2020 ID. It’s recommended to register as soon as possible to be notified of any further news about the sales.

With a record 339 events in 33 sports, millions of tickets will be available for Tokyo 2020 Games, with half of all tickets priced at ¥8,000 or less.

Those living outside of Japan will be able to order tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their respective country or region or via their authorized ticket resellers. A list of these organisations in each country will be published by the spring of 2019 on the official Tokyo 2020 ticket sales site.