Akita9-10 Jun. 2020

Places of interest

Oga City・Namahage
Oga City・Namahage
Semboku City・ Kakunodate
Semboku City・ Kakunodate

The Torch Relay in Akita will start in the southern city of Yuzawa and will make its way to Akita City’s “Nigiwai-hiroba” Square in Area Nakaichi 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 Katagami, travelling across the northern part of the prefecture, arriving at the Hanawa Ski Area in the city of Kazuno for a celebration.

The highlights of the Torch Relay in Akita will include: Akagami Shrine Gosha-Dou in the city of Oga, associated with the namahage folkoric demon legend; the Kakunodate samurai manors in the city of Semboku that offer the ambience of a traditional castle town; and Boat Plaza Aquapal in Yurihonjo City where visitors can enjoy a boat or canoe ride with Mt. Chokaisan as the backdrop.



DAY19 Jun.

  • Yuzawa City
  • Yokote City
  • Yurihonjo City
  • Misato Town
  • Daisen City
  • Semboku City
  • Akita City

Celebration site:Akita City

DAY210 Jun.

  • Katagami City
  • Hachirogata Town
  • Ogata Village
  • Noshiro City
  • Odate City
  • Oga City
  • Kazuno City

Celebration site:Kazuno 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.