Spectators who wish to watch the Torch Relay from the spectator area along the relay route are requested to read the safety measures on the following page in advance.
Prefecture 17 of 47
27 - 28 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Shibushi City > Kanoya City > Amami City > Minamiosumi Town > Kirishima City > Aira City > Kagoshima City
DAY 2Izumi City > Nishinoomote City > Satsumasendai City > Hioki City > Isa City > Minamikyusyu City > Ibusuki City
In principle, the same local municipalities will manage the Olympic Torch Relay segments. But the planned route overview, the order of the municipalities, the location of celebration sites and other details may change in the future, depending on the coordination with the parties involved.
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”.