Tokyo’s unique solution to Olympic hotel shortage

Tokyo’s unique solution to Olympic hotel shortage

In this picture taken on July 16, 2019 Yokohama skyline is seen from the rooftop of Sun Princess cruise ship, docked in the port. - Olympic fans are expected to pour into Tokyo for next year's Games, but the city is facing a shortage of hotel rooms, so officials are looking offshore -- to floating hotel ships. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY "OLY-2020-JPN-TOKYO-JAPAN-TOURISM" BY KYOKO HASEGAWA

Despite a construction boom, Tokyo could be short as many as 14,000 rooms given an expected surge of Olympics-related tourism, according to researchers.

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