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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 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.

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