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 13 of 47
19 -20 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Kochi City > Ino Town > Tosa City > Susaki City > Yusuhara Town > Shimanto Town > Shimanto City > Shimanto City > Tosashimizu City > Sukumo City
DAY 2Nankoku City > Kitagawa Village > Kami City > Tano Town > Konan City > Yasuda Town > Aki City > Nahari Town > Muroto City > Toyo Town > Kochi 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 Kochi
The Kochi leg of the Torch Relay begins in Katsurahama, Kochi City, in front of the statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, a local hero from the 1800s. From there, it will journey west, making its way to the city of Sukumo 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 Nankoku, travelling across the eastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Kochi for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Kochi include: Niyodo River, popular for its transparency and beautiful blue waters; Shimanto River, considered the last clear river in Japan; and one of the nation’s leading surfing spots, Ikumi Beach in the town of Toyo.