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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 Tochigi Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in 23 cities and towns throughout the prefecture using their own unique methods, after which the flames from throughout the prefecture will be gathered together into one as the Paralympic flame at a flame gathering ceremony, before the departure ceremony is held from where the flame will leave for Tokyo as the Paralympic Torch Relay flame.

Highlights will include the use of unique firelighting methods, such as those employed in traditional fire festivals and associated with important cultural assets, at popular places throughout the prefecture.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Utsunomiya City TBD
TBD Ashikaga Ciy TBD
TBD Tochigi City TBD
TBD Sano City Mikamoyama Daimonjiyakikaijyou
TBD Kanuma City Kanuma General Gymnasium
TBD Nikko City TBD
TBD Oyama City Otome Kawara no Sato Park
TBD Moka CIty Mokashisougouunndoukouenn Tamokutekihiroba
TBD Ohtawara City Kurobane Area
TBD Yaita City Kurobane Area
TBD Nasushiobara City Viscount Aoki's country villa in Nasu
TBD Sakura City Sakura Square
TBD Nasukarasuyama City TBD
TBD Shimonotsuke City Shimotsuke City Hall Civic Square
TBD Kaminokawa Town TBD
TBD Mashiko Town Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
TBD Motegi Town Motegi Roadside Station
TBD Ishikai Town TBD
TBD Haga Town Haga Roadside Station
TBD Mibu Town TBD
TBD Nogi Town Nogimachikouryu Center
TBD Takanezawa Town TBD
TBD Nasu Town Kurodahara Elementary School

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Utsunomiya City TBD

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Utsunomiya City TBD

Flame visits 

The Paralympic flame will visit mainly welfare facilities and public facilities in multiple locations throughout Tochigi Prefecture.