A national football centre in Fukushima is due to partially re-open later this month and will be used by the Japanese Football Association (JFA) in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The J-Village was closed after the Tōhoku 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the region which sparked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
The use of the facility comes as part of a plan by Tokyo 2020 to embrace areas worst affected by the disaster seven years ago.
The J-Village, comprised of 10 football pitches, a hotel and a conference centre and which is located in the towns of Naraha and Hirono, is scheduled to re-open on July 28, according to reports.
It will be fully opened next year, the Japan Times reported.
The area, initially used as an operation response base in the aftermath of the tragedy, has been shut ever since the disaster and extensive renovation work has taken place at the site since.
Japanese football teams are set to use the facility in the lead-up to Tokyo 2020.
It is due to host a Tokyo 2020 Board meeting on July 30.
"The reopening [of J-Village] is one symbol of reconstruction," said Shunichi Suzuki, Minister in charge of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"I think the facility is a perfect place for our host town project."
Fukushima is also due to stage baseball and softball matches during Tokyo 2020.
The Torch Relay is also expected to visit the disaster-hit areas.
The flame is expected to brought in March 2020 from Olympia in Greece, where it is traditionally lit, and be taken around Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures before travelling to the southernmost prefecture where the Torch Relay will officially begin its journey around Japan.
The three Tōhoku region prefectures chosen for the special events were struck by the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.