Fukui30-31 May 2020

Places of interest

Tsuruga City・Kehi no matsubara
Tsuruga City・Kehi no matsubara
Sakai City・ Maruoka Castle
Sakai City・ Maruoka Castle

The Torch Relay in Fukui will start in the southern city of Takahama, and will journey toward the central area of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Sabae 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 Echizen, travelling across the northern part of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Fukui for a celebration.

The highlights of the Torch Relay in Fukui will include: the view of Wakasa Bay from the city of Obama, the starting point of the “mackerel road”; the “Kehi no matsubara” in the city of Tsuruga, one of Japan’s three most scenic pine groves featuring white sand and green pine trees; a head temple of Soto Zen, Eiheiji Temple in the town of Eiheiji, where many monks in training gather for strict training; the lovely hot springs community of Awara; and Maruoka Castle in the city of Sakai, featuring the sole remaining castle tower in the Hokuriku region.



DAY130 May

  • Takahama Town
  • Ohi Town
  • Obama City
  • Wakasa Town
  • Mihama Town
  • Tsuruga City
  • Minamiechizen Town
  • Echizen Town
  • Sabae City

Celebration site:Sabae City

DAY231 May

  • Echizen City
  • Ikeda Town
  • Ono City
  • Katsuyama City
  • Eiheiji Town
  • Awara City
  • Sakai City
  • Fukui City

Celebration site:Fukui 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.