Spectators who wish to watch the Torch Relay from the spectator area along the relay route are requested to read the safety measures on the following page in advance.
Prefecture 14 of 47
21 - 22 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Shikokuchuo City > Kamijima Town > Niihama City > Saijo City > Imabari City > Toon City > Masaki Town > Kumakogen Town > Matsuyama City
DAY 2Tobe Town > Ainan Town > Iyo City > Uchiko Town > Ozu City > Matsuno Town > Kihoku Town > Seiyo City > Uwajima City > Ikata Town > Yawatahama 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 Ehime
The Ehime leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Shikokuchuo and will journey through the eastern and central parts of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Matsuyama where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the town of Tobe, travelling across the southern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Yawatahama for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Ehime include: Matsuyama Castle, featuring one of the twelve remaining castle towers in the country; the spectacular panoramic view from Uwakai Observatory Tower in the town of Ainan; and the Uchiko-za Theatre in the town of Uchiko, established over 100 years ago. The Torch Relay will visit all 20 municipalities in the prefecture, including the town of Kamijima, the sole island municipality in Ehime.