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Maintaining Performance and Improving Motivation

Maintaining Performance

Go to Tokyo at your physical best


The climate at Olympic venues has a great effect on the performance of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is important for your body to be conditioned as close as possible to the climate at the time of competition.


Concentration is important for utilizing all your strength, and a quiet location where you can concentrate is important for pregames training.


In order to maintain and improve performance and to prevent injury during training, good conditioning at a well-equipped facility is paramount.

Top performance

You need to be at your best in terms of skill, physical strength and mental condition so you can perform at your best on the day.

To Tokyo

Getting to the Athletes’ Village in Tokyo in peak condition from all your training is essential.

Improving Motivation

Go to Tokyo at your mental best


In Ishikawa you can have the full Japanese cuisine experience. Traditional Japanese cuisine or ‘Washoku’ has been added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.


After hours of training, your body and mind can relax and recover at your accommodation.

Be looked after

Experience unique Japanese hospitality with warmth and consideration.


After a long trip to Japan, athletes and support crew can learn more about the country and take the opportunity to enjoy it.

All about Ishikawa Prefecture

Ishikawa’s Climate

Ishikawa Prefecture: Latitude of 36°
Tokyo Metropolis: Latitude of 35°

Ishikawa Prefecture is often mistakenly thought to be in Northern Japan, however it is at a similar latitude to Tokyo, and has a similar climate to Tokyo where the competition venues are located.

A data-based look at Ishikawa

A comprehensive transport network

There are two airports in Ishikawa Prefecture, both with flights to/from Tokyo. The training venues are accessible within one hour of both of these airports. Furthermore, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, train travel between Ishikawa and Tokyo is now even quicker.


Now two airports in the prefecture
(Noto Satoyama Airport opened in 2003)

Faster train travel between Ishikawa and Tokyo
(Hokuriku Shinkansen Line opened to Kanazawa in 2015)
Kanazawa <-> Tokyo: fastest service: 2 hours 28 min

Delicious food

There are many different kinds of fresh, delicious ingredients available in Ishikawa Prefecture, and local restaurant chefs can create dishes according to your requests.


Specialty products from the land and sea Noto Beef, Ruby Roman (grapes), Noto Temari (Shiitake mushrooms) etc.

Seafood and catch value No. 1 for the Japan Sea Side (2013)

An internationally attractive region

Ishikawa Prefecture is a hub for higher education institutions with many overseas links and international students. In addition, over the past ten years, the number of hotel guests from overseas has increased six-fold.


Fifth highest number of international students in the country (2014)
(per capita)

Increase in hotel guests from overseas 50,000 (guests in 2003) → 290,000 (guests in 2014)

Second highest number of universities and junior colleges etc. in the country (2014)
(per capita)

Happy local residents

It is said that Ishikawa Prefecture is a highly liveable region. It is an area with a relatively low risk of a major disaster (national comparison).


Ranked third in Japan in the Gross National Happiness Rankings (2011)
(Hosei University Happiness Index Research Committee)

Ranked second in Japan in the Livability Rankings (2015) (Toyo Keizai Inc. City Data Pack)

Nationally, Ishikawa has a low risk for a major disaster such as earthquake or flood.
Sources: Materials from the General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan MLIT Flood Damage Figures