Kochi

Prefecture 13 of 47
when
19 -20 Apr.

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 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.

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