The delayed Tokyo Olympics, which began on 23 July 2021, will be the second Games held in the Japanese capital. The hosts want the event, which was postponed because of the pandemic, to be a celebration of global recovery from months of trauma. That would echo how the first Tokyo Games in 1964 signposted Japan’s own rehabilitation after World War II. Many of the contemporary venues are in new or repurposed facilities near Tokyo Bay and the athletes’ village. Along the way you’ll encounter Tokyo’s Olympic legacy, which mirrors the city’s own history of disaster and recovery.