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Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have ¥6.35 mil

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By STEPHEN WADE

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pay tons of money so you can:

suffer in crowded trains with sweaty people

suffer in the heat in crowded venues

have a bad view of the event

or you can:

watch at home for free and avoid the crowds and save tons of money

tough choice....

14 ( +16 / -2 )

I think i’d actually prefer to intentionally avoid the Tokyo area of Japan during the summer olympics. It’s crammed enough even without the millions of tourists that are going to be staying there.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

They made scalping the tickets at inflated prices illegal. However, it seems the Olympic comity are doing just fine without third party scalpers.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

...nine days of track and field with luxury seating 

Is luxury seating air conditioned? If not, then wouldn't pay a yen.

Gotta go with the other posters here, watch it from somewhere cool and don't be a fool.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

 If Japanese residents did not have this money, they wouldnt be able to charge big money.

Such a silly statement. Most of Japanese do not even earn 6.35 million yen a whole year, so those tickets are obviously not aimed to be sold to residents but rather to wealthy people coming from abroad to see the Olympics.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

This is not what the Olympics is about, is it?

Disgusting!

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Glad to be in Osaka. I doubt I’d even pop on a bullet train to go to Tokyo for ur average Olympic event.

The crowds and lines and just general moving like sludge in a sea of lost peeps is very unappealing.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

I am no business major or economics expert but I remembered years ago after the Rakuten Eagles won the Japan Series in baseball. After that, Rakuten's website had a large sale by stores selling on there. There was a huge hoopla over some stores hiking their prices then giving a discount to make it look like customers were getting a big discount but they really weren't. So stores and tickets aren't allowed to sell at higher prices but hotels are fine to charge extremely higher prices. What is the difference?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

What?! No cubic suika in the package??? I'll pass the offer then...

5 ( +5 / -0 )

"For the average family right now to head to the Olympics, it's going to be the most expensive in history."

Honestly, what were they expecting in Japan?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

@ Ganbare Japan!

Supply and demand economics assumes a natural growth in supply to meet demand in order to bring down cost. Japan has rigged the hotel and housing supply chain to favor the status quo and once again, the consumer will suffer.

It's cool, Japanese can live with inflated prices all they want but supply and demand is 'never' the reason for high cost for 'anything' in Japan, it's just not.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

to be able to say "i was there", that,s something

for 6 million yen? no thanks, I'll keep my money and just tell people I was in Japan

4 ( +4 / -0 )

This sounds like a pretty solid deal here. Pay more than most people's yearly salary for 16 days of glory!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

To get a ticket for mens 4 x 100 relay final, with Kiryu-chan anchoring Japan to hopefully win the Gold, will be priceless! Tokyo 2020 will be a lifetime of memories for generations.

The only way Japan wins a gold medal in relays is if the US or Jamaica are DQ'd.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Now you know why you cannot get a ticket. It is a disgrace. And $12B of public money.

To get a ticket for mens 4 x 100 relay final, with Kiryu-chan anchoring Japan to hopefully win the Gold, will be priceless! 

You will only see the back of Team GB's 4 x 100 vests...

3 ( +4 / -1 )

i forgot to use the quotes in previous comment. My bad.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Glad to be in Osaka.

Yes, Osaka is lovely in summer.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

for 6 million yen? no thanks, I'll keep my money and just tell people I was in Japan

for 6 million yen, it depends whether you wanna spend that money on this or not. you don,t but trust me there,s alot of people that sure want.

but you made a very good point.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Your wonderful memories of sitting on the sofa and watching it on TV will fade a few days later. On the other hand, I've got my tickets, I'm ready to brave the heat and the crowds, and I can't wait. Life is what you make of it, and I've decided to have a blast.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The irony is that many people who are paying for these Olympics through our taxes (especially 消費税) won't be able to see many events if any!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Wow, that capsule hotel looks nice.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

pay tons of money so you can:

suffer in crowded trains with sweaty people

suffer in the heat in crowded venues

> have a bad view of the event

or you can:

watch at home for free and avoid the crowds and save tons of money

tough choice....

you,re talking from a foreigner pov. for Japanese this is special, just like Tokyo 64 was. i mean, even for foreigners, to be able to say "i was there", that,s something.

this is not your regular football game where you can skip and watch at home and then next weekend there,s another one.

but yeah, i,m not particularly excited about that "crowded trains with sweaty people" part.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

A little more tickets may be available at entrances if thousands of Korean visitors boycott Tokyo Olympics, but Korean athletes would come to the Olympics. Most might already have burned their tickets they already bought. I really want to buy one at entrance if possible.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Manga cafes are cheap and comfortable to sleep at. Plus during the summer, sleeping outdoors is not bad either. It is safe and basically quiet. Toilets are readily available, and showers are easy as well.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Why is everyone here so negative. Tokyo 2020 will be the best Olympics ever. YES its expensive, but thats supply and demand and sign of a robust economy. If Japanese residents did not have this money, they wouldnt be able to charge big money.

To get a ticket for mens 4 x 100 relay final, with Kiryu-chan anchoring Japan to hopefully win the Gold, will be priceless! Tokyo 2020 will be a lifetime of memories for generations.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

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