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Important notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

A new schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

The Gifu Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in 25 locations throughout the prefecture, followed by a flame gathering ceremony on 15 August in the Nobunaga dream open space of Gifu Station north exit station square, where it will form the Gifu Prefecture flame. The following day (16 August), the Gifu flame will be used for Paralympic flame visits, and on 17 August the flame departure ceremony will be held at the same place as the flame gathering ceremony to send it off to Tokyo.

Highlights of the flame lighting in cities, towns and villages will be the use of unique firelighting methods, including those used for traditional festivals and in the production of specialty products for the area, as well as ancient firelighting methods featuring the use of bow drills, etc.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Gifu City Nagaragawa Ukai Museum
TBD Ogaki CIty Basho's Oku-no-Hosomichi Haiku Journey Museum
TBD Takayama City Hiwada Highland Athletic Field
TBD Kani City a potter workshop
TBD Seki City Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum
TBD Nakatsugawa City Nigiwai-hiroba(Park)
TBD Mino City Minotesukiwashinoie
TBD Mizunami City Sue Yozaemon Kiln
TBD Hashima City Gifu Hashima Special Needs School
TBD Ena City Taisho-mura Square in Ena City
TBD Toki City Oribenosato Park
TBD Kakamigahara City Robata Ruins Historical Park
TBD Gujo City Minoshirotori Station Avenue
TBD Gero City Koju no Mori
TBD Kaizu City Kaizu City Office
TBD Yoro Town Yoro Park
TBD Tarui Town Tarui Town Office
TBD Godo Town Hiyoshi Shrine
TBD Wanouchi Town Wanouchi town Planet Plaza Olympus Mountains
TBD Ibigawa Town Kegonji Temple
TBD Ono Town No-kofungun(Ancient tombs)
TBD Ikeda Town Hagatani Sinmei Shrine
TBD Yaotsu Town the hill of humanity monument in yaotsu
TBD Higashishirakawa Village Nakagawaramizube Park
TBD Mitake Town Kaminogo elementary school

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Gifu City Nobunaga dream open space of Gifu Station north exit station square

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Gifu City Nobunaga dream open space of Gifu Station north exit station square

Flame visits 

The Gifu Prefecture Paralympic flame will be displayed in the open space of Gifu Station north exit station square on 16 August, after which it will be taken to a number of prefectural social welfare facilities throughout the prefecture. After flame lighting, the flame will also be put on display in facilities in some cities, towns and villages in the prefecture.