Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Takahama Town > Ohi Town > Obama City > Wakasa Town > Mihama Town > Tsuruga City > Minamiechizen Town
DAY 2Echizen Town > Sabae City > Echizen City > Ikeda Town > Ono City > Katsuyama City > Eiheiji Town > Awara City > Sakai City > Fukui City
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 Fukui
The Fukui leg of the Torch Relay begins in the southern city of Takahama and will journey towards the central area of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Sabae 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 Echizen, travelling across the northern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Fukui for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Fukui include: the view of Wakasa Bay from the city of Obama — the starting point of the “mackerel road”; the “Kehi no Matsubara” in the city of Tsuruga, one of Japan’s three most scenic pine groves; a head temple of Soto Zen, Eiheiji Temple in the town of Eiheiji, a training ground for many monks; the lovely hot springs community of Awara; and Maruoka Castle in the city of Sakai, featuring the sole remaining castle tower in the Hokuriku region.