Jingu Gaien, a historic sports venue in Tokyo, will undergo a major transformation in about a decade, in a move driven by the city's plan to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

In addition to the plan to rebuild the National Stadium before the Olympics, earlier this month the Tokyo Metropolitan Government unveiled a blueprint for post-Games redevelopment of the Gaien district, which has flourished as a "sacred site" for modern sports since the 1920s. It includes plans to rebuild the iconic baseball and rugby stadiums by the end of fiscal 2025.

By revamping the now aging sports facilities, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government aims to help the area continue to attract visitors after the Olympics.