Prefecture 39 of 47
16 - 18 Jun.

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 Iwate

The Iwate leg of the Torch Relay begins in Shizukuishi, ending the first day in Kuji, the second in Rikuzentakata and the third in Morioka, with a celebration taking place at the end of each day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Iwate include: Rikuzentakata’s Reconstruction Prayer Park, where the Miracle Pine tree (symbol of recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami) stands; the restored Sanriku Railway Rias Line; Mt. Iwate, the highest peak in the prefecture; Chuson-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site and one of the main attractions of the Heian Period “Hiraizumi — Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites”; and Ichinohe’s Goshono ruins, part of the “Jomon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku”.

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