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8 - 9 Jun.

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 Akita

The Akita leg of the Torch Relay begins 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 the city of Katagami, travelling across the northern part of the prefecture and arriving at the Hanawa Ski Area in the city of Kazuno for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Akita include: Akagami Shrine Gosha-Dou in the city of Oga, famed for the namahage folkloric demon legend; Semboku’s Kakunodate samurai manors 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 against the backdrop of Mt. Chokaisan.

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