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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 Kagoshima

The Kagoshima leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Shibushi and will journey from Osumi Peninsula through the central part of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Kagoshima 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 Izumi, travelling south across the Satsuma Peninsula and arriving in the city of Ibusuki for a celebration.

The Torch Relay will also visit Amami City and Cape Sata in Minamiosumi Town during the first day, and Iriomote City and the Sogi Falls in Isa City during the second day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Kagoshima include: Mt. Sakurajima, the symbol of the prefecture; Cape Sata, the southernmost tip of the main islands of Japan; and the magnificent Sogi Falls, known as the “Niagara Falls of the East”.

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