Kumamoto6-7 May 2020

Places of interest

Minamiaso Village・Great nature of Aso
Minamiaso Village・Great nature of Aso
Kumamoto City・ Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto City・ Kumamoto Castle

The Torch Relay in Kumamoto will start in the city of Hitoyoshi, and will journey through Amakusa and other areas, making its way to the city of Yachiyo where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will visit some of the areas affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016 such as Mashiki, Minami-aso and Aso, travelling across the northern part of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Kumamoto for a celebration.

The highlights of the Torch Relay in Kumamoto will include: the beautiful sea of Minamata and Amakusa; the magnificent nature of Aso; the town of Nagomi, birthplace of Shiso Kanakuri, known as “the father of Japan’s marathon”; and Kumamoto Castle, where the rebuilding continues after the castle was damaged by the Kumamoto Earthquake.



DAY16 May

  • Hitoyoshi City
  • Minamata City
  • Amakusa City
  • Uto City
  • Yatsushiro City

Celebration site:Yatsushiro City

DAY27 May

  • Mashiki Town
  • Minamiaso Village
  • Aso City
  • Kikuchi City
  • Yamaga City
  • Nagomi Town
  • Tamana City
  • Kumamoto City

Celebration site:Kumamoto 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.