Prefecture 28 of 47
23 - 24 May
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Toyooka City > Asago City > Asago City > Shiso City > Kato City > Ono City > Kakogawa City > Himeji City Celebration event site: Himeji City
DAY 2Kobe City > Akashi City > Minamiawaji City > Nishinomiya City > Amagasaki City > Sanda City > Tambasasayama City Celebration event site: Tambasasayama 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 Hyogo
The Hyogo leg of the Torch Relay begins in the northern city of Toyooka, making its way to the city of Himeji 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 Kobe, travelling across the southern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Tamba-Sasayama for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Hyogo include: Takeda Castle Ruins in the city of Asago, known as the “castle in the sky” for its magical view when covered in a sea of clouds; Himeji Castle in the city of Himeji, Japan’s first World Heritage Site; and the port of Kobe in Kobe City, featuring the impressive “BE KOBE” monument created by local citizens in 2015, 20 years after the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.