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Important notice

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be held from 12 August 2021 until 24 August 2021, during the transition period from the Olympic Games to the Paralympic Games. It will aim to create a festive atmosphere in the run-up to the Paralympic Games while maintaining the momentum generated by the Olympic Games.

Going forward, Tokyo 2020 will coordinate with the authorities in each prefecture regarding the detailed schedule of Flame lighting festivals, departure ceremonies and other ceremonies along the route of the Relay. More information will be available in due course.

As of September 28, 2020

For the Akita Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival, all 25 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture will carry out flame lighting, after which a flame gathering ceremony and the departure ceremony will be held.

Flame lighting highlights will include the lighting of the flame at various sites throughout the prefecture using methods such as those that would have been used during the Jomon period at the many Jomon sites throughout the prefecture, the lighting of the flame from a bonfire, which has been used in traditional events from ancient times, and the lighting of the flame from the fire produced during the metal recycling process, which requires advanced technology.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Akita City Area Nakaichi
TBD Noshiro City Noshiro City Children's Museum
(Noshiro Kodomo-kan)
TBD Yokote City Taiyu Elementary School
TBD Odate City Odate Cultural Hall
TBD Oga City Oga Marine Park
TBD Yuzawa City Geothermal Power Plant
TBD Kazuno City Oyu Stone Circle
TBD Yurihonjo City Cyokai Health Plaza
TBD Katagami City Office of designated welfare service
TBD Daisen City National Histtric Site HOTTNOSAKUATO
TBD Kitaakita City Isedotai Jomon Kan
TBD Nikaho City Shiokaze Park
TBD Senboku City Shiraiwa Unganji
TBD Kosaka Town A Refinery
TBD Kamikoani Village Furusato Park
TBD Fujisato Town Shirakami-sanchi
World Heritage Conservatin Center Fujisato
TBD Mitane Town Yamamoto Furusato Bunkakan
TBD Happo Town Minehama Baseball Ground
TBD Gojome Town Gojome Pubrlic Center
TBD Hachirogata Town Hachirogatamachi Noson Kankyo Kaizen center
TBD Ikawa Town Ikawamachi Noson Kankyo Kaizen Center
TBD Ogata Village Kyu Ogatamura Nogyo Kenshu Center
TBD Misato Town Sakamoto Togoku's House
TBD Ugo Town Bon Odori Avenue
TBD Higashinaruse Village Nature Museum

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Akita City TBD

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Akita City TBD

Flame visits

No implementation