Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Driving around Tokyo is not easy at the best of times. With the Olympics in town, it’s considerably congested around establishments designated for the games. Exclusive lanes for Olympic vehicles have been created, but this means fewer regular lanes for regular traffic.
Even worse, roads around the Olympic Stadium and other venues have been blocked off completely, confusing and frustrating drivers in the capital.
Aoyama-Dori, one of the main boulevards in central Tokyo, has been closed in most parts as it runs near the ImperialPalace and the Olympic Stadium.
Traffic restrictions will be particularly tough around the Closing Ceremony on August 8, the Paralympics Opening Ceremony (August 24), and the Closing Ceremony (September 5).
Various highway entrances are also closed, and traffic on Rainbow Bridge, a vital link to several Olympic areas, is being severely restricted at certain times.