The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay is not just for runners, but for everyone.
Entrusted with hope, the Olympic flame begins its journey in Fukushima, lighting its way across Japan’s 47 prefectures.
As the sacred flame and people’s hearts come together, the divine flame will burn even brighter.
“The Olympic Torch Relay for Everyone” warmly welcomes and connects each and every one of us.
- 1 July 2019
- Apply now to become an Olympic torchbearer! Deadline ends 31 Aug 2019
- 1 June 2019
- Release of information regarding the schedule and an introduction to the municipalities along the torch relay route
- 1 June 2019
- Release of information regarding the uniform to be worn by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torchbearers
We are currently recruiting Olympic torchbearers! Find out how to apply and how the torchbearers will be selected.
Details of the torch relay route by prefecture are provided, including the schedule, the municipalities along the route, and an introduction to those municipalities.
Details of the torch relay route by prefecture are provided, including the schedule, the municipalities along the route, and an introduction to those municipalities.This map is based on the 1:25,000 Scale Topographic Map published by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan with its approval under the article 30 of The Survey Act. (Approval Number JYOU-SHI No.444-987 2017)
In order to create interest and excitement toward the torch relay among people across Japan, Olympian Tadahiro Nomura, Paralympian Aki Taguchi, actress Satomi Ishihara, and comedian duo Sandwichman have been appointed as Official Ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay.
Some frequently asked questions about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.