Hiroshima18-19 May 2020

Places of interest

Hiroshima City・Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima City・Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hatsukaichi City・ Miyajima
Hatsukaichi City・ Miyajima
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The Torch Relay in Hiroshima will start in the city of Miyoshi, hometown of Yoshinori Sakai, who was the final torchbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964. The Torch Relay will journey through the southern area of the prefecture that is recovering from the July 2018 Japan floods, making its way to the city of Hiroshima 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 Hatsukaichi, travelling across the southeastern part of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Fukuyama for a celebration.

The highlights of the Torch Relay in Hiroshima will include: Hiroshima City’s Peace Memorial Park, established in memory of the victims of the atomic bomb and to pray for world peace; world heritage site, Itsukushima Shrine, located in Hatsukaichi City’s Miyajima, one of the three scenic spots in Japan.

Hiroshima

Date

DAY118 May

  • Miyoshi City
  • Shobara City
  • Higashihiroshima City
  • Kure City
  • Saka Town
  • Hiroshima City

Celebration site:Hiroshima City

DAY219 May

  • Hatsukaichi City
  • Kaita Town
  • Mihara City
  • Onomichi City
  • Fuchu City
  • Fukuyama City

Celebration site:Fukuyama 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.