Two years to go before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and you can now meet the cute mascots, Miraitowa and Someity at the Tokyo 2020 Mascot House! The event is on till September 6, 2018.
The mascots were chosen through a voting process by elementary school children – the first time in Olympic history. Miraitowa is the Olympic Games mascot; Mirai means future and towa is eternity. While Someity is derived from Somei Yoshino, the most popular cherry blossom variety, and the phrase “so mighty.”
Things you can do at the Mascot House
Get a photo with the mascots
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you get a chance to take photos with the adorable mascots. Only 25 groups can take photos during each time slot so make sure to be there a few minutes earlier. You get to try three different poses with the mascots which are stitched together and sent to you in video format instantly through QR code. This will surely be a hit on your Instagram page.
Get a mascot card with your photo
You even get a card that fits in your wallet, so you can show off to your friends and make them jealous 😉
Photo Op with Mascots Schedule
From July 22 – Sep 9, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Four times a day (12:00-12:30, 14:00-14:30, 16:00-16:30, 18:00-18:30)
Buy official mascot products
You can buy a variety of kawaii goods from the Mascot House. Ranging from 300 – 10,000 yen, there is something for everyone.
Badge sets: 2,160 yen
Soft toys (SS size-M size): 1,296 yen – 3,348 yen
Key chains: 756 yen
Hand fan: 1,620 yen
Stickers: 324 yen
You can also buy pouches, bottles, T-shirts, caps, bath towels. Aren’t these perfect as souvenirs?
Since the venue is very close to Tokyo Station, Ginza and the Imperial Palace, you can easily drop by and take a break with the mascots!
Period: July 22 – September 6
Time: 11:00 – 20:00
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya 1F Atrium
Event Calendar: https://tokyo2020.org/en/special/mascot/event_calendar_house.pdf
Official website: https://tokyo2020.org/en/
*Please check the official page for the latest information.
Fun with mascots