2023 IAKS Study trip to Tokyo, Japan

27/28 June 2023

The IAKS Study Trip to Tokyo, Japan is officially scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 June 2023, the first for the last 35 years (the last study trip to Japan was in 1988). The programme includes visits to six high-calibre sports and leisure facilities in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, including the innovative and traditional facilities of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with its typically Japanese features.

In the same way as the past study trips in 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2019 (Hamburg, Germany) and 2022 (Vancouver, Canada), the IAKS Study Trip 2023 promises memorable experiences with abundant background information, exclusive insights and international networking. 

Participation will include a two-day tour with a coach and tour guide, lunch on both days and a networking dinner on the first night. Participants are requested to arrange their travel to Tokyo individually; the option to extend one’s stay is available.

Join this unique occasion to meet professionals from the in­ternational and Japanese sphere!

Stay tuned for more info!

Tokyo sports facilities
Japan National Stadium

photo: Prof. Dr Takanori Fukuoka


Visit these facilities and meet their managers and operators: 

  • National (Olympic) Stadium: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium by architect Kengo Kuma
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Sports Hall and Swimming Pool: multi-functional sports facilities on the municipal scale by Pritzker prize winning architect Fumihiko Maki
  • ASICS Sports Complex: high-level innovative training facility
  • State-of-the-art athletic field: para-sports running track with wooden structure
  • National Yoyogi Gymnasium: 1964 Tokyo Olympic legacy facility by Pritzker prize winning architect Kenzo Tange
  • Budo Facility at the Meiji Shrine: traditional Japanese judo, kendo and archery practised in the forest of the Meiji Shrine