Station nearest to the IBC renamed
In an attempt to make the lives of visitors to the Olympic Games a lot easier, one of the most difficult subway station names is no more. On Saturday, Kokusai-tenjijō-seimon Station was renamed to Tokyo Big Sight Station.
The station will be used by everyone travelling via the Yurikakome line, including those watching volleyball, gymnastics, tennis and BMX cycling at the Olympic venues. Tokyo Big Sight is also the home of the International Broadcast Centre as well as the Main Press Centre.
The station’s old name, Kokusai-tenjijō-seimon-eki, translates as Main Entrance of the International Exhibition Centre. However, since Tokyo 2020 wants to create an unparalleled experience for all visitors, it is even willing to replace well-established names.
The Tokyo International Exhibition Centre is the largest convention centre in Japan and has been in operation since 1996. It is commonly known as Tokyo Big Site. The new name is intended to make navigating more straightforward for all travelers.
Tokyo Big Sight Station is located on the Yurikamome Line, which is one of the key train lines for the Olympics, since it connects the city with many of the venues.
To view the Yurikamome area guide, which also indicates the final train departure times, please click here.