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Important Notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Consequently, the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay (OTR) that was scheduled to start on Thursday 26 March was put on hold while discussions took place to deal with the new developments.

A new schedule for the OTR will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games. We will make every effort to prepare for a new grand start of the OTR for everyone to take part in and celebrate.

We will be releasing updates about the OTR as soon as new information becomes available.

(As of 26 March 2020)

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

Places of interest in Ibaraki

The Ibaraki leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Kashima, one of the Olympic football competition venues. From there, it will journey through the Rokko, northern and central areas of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Mito where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the city of Koga, travelling across the western and southern parts of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Tsukuba for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Ibaraki include: the Fukuroda Falls, one of Japan’s three great waterfalls; the 100-metre high Ryujin Suspension Bridge, the highest bungee jumping site in Japan; and Lake Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan, known for its magnificent scenery and traditional hobikibune sailing vessels.

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