Kochi20-21 Apr. 2020

Places of interest

Kochi City・Statue of Ryoma Sakamoto
Kochi City・Statue of Ryoma Sakamoto
Shimanto City・ Shimanto River
Shimanto City・ Shimanto River

The Torch Relay in Kochi will start in front of the statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, a local hero from the 1800s, at Katsurahama, Kochi City, and will journey west, making its way to the city of Sukumo where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave from the city of Nankoku, travelling across the eastern part of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Kochi for a celebration.

The highlights of the Torch Relay in Kochi will include: Niyodo River, popular for its transparency and beautiful blue waters; the scenic beauty of low water crossings over Shimanto River, considered the last clear river in Japan; and one of the nation’s leading surfing spot, Ikumi Beach in the town of Toyo.



DAY120 Apr.

  • Kochi City
  • Ino Town
  • Tosa City
  • Susaki City
  • Yusuhara Town
  • Shimanto Town
  • Shimanto City
  • Tosashimizu City
  • Sukumo City

Celebration site:Sukumo City

DAY221 Apr.

  • Nankoku City
  • Kami City
  • Konan City
  • Kitagawa Village
  • Aki City
  • Muroto City
  • Toyo Town
  • Nahari Town・ Tano Town
  • Yasuda Town
  • Kochi City

Celebration site:Kochi City

The relay route, the municipalities where the torch relay will travel through and their order, the celebration site and other information provided above (especially the order of the municipalities the torch relay will visit) are subject to change.