Prefecture 5 of 47
3 - 4 Apr.

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 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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