Prefecture 6 of 47
5 - 6 Apr.

Local municipalities, the route and Celebration venues

In principle, the same local municipalities will manage Olympic Torch Relay segments in 2021. The route and Celebration venues will also be retained as planned; however changes may be necessary as a result of other unavoidable circumstances.

Places of interest in Aichi

The Aichi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Seto, widely known as the “pottery town”, and will journey through the Owari region in the western part of the prefecture. From there, it will make its way to Nagoya Castle with its famous shachihoko — a golden statue on the roof of the castle in the form of a mythical half-carp, half-tiger creature — 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 Toyohashi, travelling through the areas of Higashi-mikawa, Nishi-mikawa and Chita and arriving at Toyota Stadium for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Aichi include: Atsuta Shrine, home to the sacred sword “Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi” , one of the three sacred imperial treasures; the National Treasure Inuyama Castle, one of only twelve original castles left in Japan; the “kura” warehouses lining Handa canal, where breweries have contributed to the prosperity of the area since the Edo Period; Toyokawa Inari , one of the three great inari temples/shrines in Japan; and Okazaki Castle, birthplace of the famed shōgun Ieyasu Tokugawa.

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