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19 - 21 Jun.

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 Miyagi

The Miyagi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the northeastern city of Kesennuma, arriving in Onagawa on the first day, Rifu on the second and the city of Sendai on the third, with celebrations taking place at the end of each day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Miyagi include: the Sansan shopping street in Minamisanriku, which opened five years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; Matsushima, a stunningly beautiful stretch of 260 islands; and Iwanuma’s Millennium Hope Hills, home to the memorial park of recovery. The Torch Relay route will showcase areas along the coast that were devastated by the earthquake and tsunami, highlighting the recovery work undertaken in the region, and the unique charm of Miyagi.

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