Behind the curtain of the Opening Ceremony

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympian experience hosted by Hioki

45 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

This experience will only be available to guests in the United States.

Get to hear directly from the Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies Executive Producer, Hioki Takayuki, as you go behind the scenes on site to learn exactly what actually it takes to bring the Opening Ceremonies from idea to completion. How are these concepts are built into the reality that we all just got to witness? And who is the team behind it all? We'll join you directly from the Olympic Stadium, to wherever you zoom in around the world!

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

Meet your host, Hioki

Host on Airbnb since 2021
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As the Ceremonies Executive Producer, I have complete firsthand knowledge of the team, the ideas, and the execution that went into the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020! I'll be delighted to let you behind the curtain on this fantastic event!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

July 2021
Loved joining Hioki for this absolutely amazing, once in a lifetime experience! Meeting Hioki was so inspiring and he was so personable and a fantastic host. He took us backstage and inside the Stadium where the Opening and Closing Ceremony were (we were in the VVVIP Section) and it felt like we were truly there. Thank you so much for making this dream a reality!
July 2021
Was really special to go behind the scenes of the Opening Ceremony and ask some questions to Hioki directly. Cool way to kick off the Games! Loved hearing the stories of the young people who worked on the ceremony and were critical to bringing it to life.
July 2021
Amazing experience and the best way to start the Games. Such a great setup inside the stadium and opportunity to dive into details behind the ceremony. Had so much fun and loved every minute of it!
July 2021
Wonderful tour! Since we couldn't be there in person due to covid, we really enjoyed seeing Toyko at least virtually for the Olympics! Such a cool experience being behind the scenes. :)
July 2021
A once in a lifetime look at the thinking behind the Opening Ceremonies. We got to see costumes, set pieces and get to chat one on one with Hioki - the executive creative director. Amazing!
July 2021
Wonderful experience

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.