Prefecture 37 of 47
10 - 11 Jun.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Hirosaki City > Nishimeya Village > Hirakawa City > Kuroishi City > Tsugaru City > Goshogawara City > Imabetsu Town > Aomori City
DAY 2Mutsu City > Towada City > Misawa City > Oirase Town > Hashikami Town > Towada City > Hachinohe City
In principle, the same local municipalities will manage the Olympic Torch Relay segments. But the planned route overview, the order of the municipalities, the location of celebration sites and other details may change in the future, depending on the coordination with the parties involved.
Places of interest in Aomori
The Aomori leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Hirosaki and will make its way to the city of Aomori 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 Mutsu, travelling across the eastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Hachinohe for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Aomori include: the World Heritage Site in the village of Nishimeya; the Shirakami mountain range; Goshogawara’s Tachineputa-no-Yakata, where a spectacular neputa float is displayed; the mouth of the Seikan Tunnel in Imabetsu that runs under the Tsugaru Strait and connects the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido; the city of Mutsu’s Tanabu River; and the grand and mystic Lake Towada in the city of Towada.