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 5 of 47
3 - 4 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Nakatsugawa City > Nakatsugawa City > Tajimi City > Yaotsu Town > Gujo City > Takayama City
DAY 2Gero City > Kakamigahara City > Sekigahara Town > Ogaki City > Hashima City > Gifu City > Gifu 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 Gifu
The Gifu leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Nakatsugawa. After travelling through the eastern part of the prefecture, a celebration will take place at the end of the first day in Takayama City. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the city of Gero and travel across the western part of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Gifu for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Gifu include: Magome-juku in the city of Nakatsugawa, with its stone paved slopes reminiscent of the Edo Era; Takayama Jinya, the political centre of Hida in the Edo Era; the historical streetscapes of the city of Takayama; the Sekigahara Battlefield, site of the most decisive samurai battle in the city of Sekigahara; Gifu Castle, home to Nobunaga Oda; and the clear streams of Nagara River in the city of Gifu.