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25 - 27 Mar.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Naraha Town・Hirono Town > Naraha Town > Hirono Town > Iwaki City > Kawauchi Village > Okuma Town > Futaba Town > Tomioka Town > Katsurao Village > Namie Town > Minamisoma City Celebration event site: Minamisoma City
DAY 2Soma City > Iitate Village> Shinchi Town > Kawamata Town > Fukushima City > Inawashiro Town > Mishima Town > Mishima Town > Kitakata City > Aizuwakamatsu City Celebration event site: Aizuwakamatsu City
DAY 3Minamiaizu Town > Shimogo Town > Shirakawa City > Sukagawa City > Tamura City > Motomiya City > Koriyama City Celebration event site: Koriyama City
Local municipalities, the route and Celebration venues
In principle, the same local municipalities will manage Olympic Torch Relay segments in 2021. The route and Celebration venues will also be retained as planned; however changes may be necessary as a result of other unavoidable circumstances.
Places of interest in Fukushima
The Grand Start of the Torch Relay will take place in the symbol of Fukushima’s reconstruction: the J-Village National Training Centre. From there, the torch will makes its way across the prefecture, visiting seaside towns and villages that have steadily recovered from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and the disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Some of the sites the torch will pass through on its journey across Fukushima include: Hibarigahara — the site of the Soma Nomaoi wild horse chase festival in Minamisoma; Mishima, with its scenic Tadami River and Daiichi Tadamigawa Bridge; the traditional post station of Ouchi-juku in Shimogo; and Tsurugajo Castle, the symbol of the city of Aizuwakamatsu.