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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 Fukuoka

The Fukuoka leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Omuta and will make its way to the city of Fukuoka 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 Chikujo, arriving in the city of Kitakyushu for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Fukuoka include: the area around Chikuzen-Iwaya Station in the village of Toho which is recovering from the damages induced by the 2017 torrential rain in Northern Kyushu; Kyushu Geibunkan, an art and cultural centre in the city of Chikugo; and Fukutsu City’s World Heritage Site of the Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites, featuring the Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group.

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