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

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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