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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 Mie

The Mie leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Yokkaichi and will journey through the central south area of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Ise 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 Iga, travelling across the southern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Kumano for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Mie include: Ise Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise, embracing 2,000 years of history and culture in Japan; Ueno Park in the city of Iga, with its demonstration shows of Iga-style ninja art; the magnificent nature reflected in the 48 waterfalls of Akame in the city of Nabari; the city of Matsusaka, with its Edo period merchant mansions and streetscapes; and the World Heritage Site, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, including the Iseji route in the town of Kihoku.

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