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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 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.

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