Prefecture 25 of 47
17 - 18 May
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Miyoshi City > Miyoshi City > Shobara City > Higashihiroshima City > Kure City > Saka Town > Hiroshima City Celebration event site: Hiroshima City
DAY 2Hatsukaichi City > Hatsukaichi City > Kaita Town > Kaita Town > Mihara City > Onomichi City > Onomichi City > Fuchu City > Fukuyama City Celebration event site: Fukuyama 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 on interest in Hiroshima
The Hiroshima leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Miyoshi, hometown of Yoshinori Sakai, the final torchbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. The Torch Relay will journey through the southern area of the prefecture that is recovering from the July 2018 Japan floods, making its way to the city of Hiroshima where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the city of Hatsukaichi, travelling across the southeastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Fukuyama for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Hiroshima include: Hiroshima City’s Peace Memorial Park, established in memory of the victims of the atomic bomb and to pray for world peace; the World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine, located in Hatsukaichi City’s Miyajima.