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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

The Shiga Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature a flame lighting ceremony and a departure ceremony at the Shiga Peace Museum in Higashiomi City. Since it opened in March 2012, the Shiga Peace Museum has had a Light of Peace continually burning. This location was selected because the desires embodied in the Light of Peace match the spirit of the Paralympic Games. Flame lighting and the departure of the Paralympic flame for Tokyo will be carried out by the next generation of athletes aiming to attend the Paralympic Games, and will be a moment to give hope and dreams to many people.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Higashiomi City Shiga Peace Museum

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Higashiomi City Shiga Peace Museum

Flame visits

No implementation