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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 Kanagawa

The Kanagawa leg of the Torch Relay begins in the town of Hakone, ending the first day in Fujisawa, the second in Sagamihara and the third in Yokohama, with a celebration taking place at the end of each day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Kanagawa include: Mt. Oyama in the city of Isehara, popular among hikers and recognised as a Japan heritage site; Enoshima, the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions; and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in the centre of the ancient city of Kamakura. In Yokohama City, the Torch Relay will pass by International Stadium Yokohama, the Olympic football competition venue; Yokohama Stadium, where the baseball and softball competitions will be held; and other locations typical of Yokohama, which is celebrating the 160th anniversary of the opening of its port.

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