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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 Chiba

The Chiba leg of the Torch Relay begins in Kisarazu City’s “Umihotaru” — a floating parking lot in the middle of Tokyo Bay. The first day ends in Sammu, the second in Chiba and the third in Matsudo, with a celebration taking place at the end of each day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Chiba include: Makuhari Messe in the city of Chiba, a venue for many Olympic and Paralympic sports; Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, the venue for Olympic surfing; the port of Choshi, boasting the highest volume of fish in Japan; Narita’s Sanrizuka Sakura-no-oka, with its famous airport; and the historical Mt. Naritasan Shinshoji Temple ⁠— a favourite of tourists visiting the region.

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