Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Takachiho Town > Nobeoka City > Hyuga City > Takanabe Town > Saito City > Miyazaki City
DAY 2Miyazaki City > Nichinan City > Kushima City > Mimata Town > Miyakonojo City > Kobayashi City > Ebino City
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 Miyazaki
The Miyazaki leg of the Torch Relay begins in the northern town of Takachiho and will visit the city of Hyuga, where Omi Shrine sits at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From there, it will journey through the central part of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Miyazaki 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 Miyazaki, travelling across the southwestern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Ebino for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Miyazaki include: The 1900 year old Takachiho Shrine, head of the 88 Takachiho-kyo; Aoshima Island in the city of Miyazaki, surrounded by the strangely shaped rocks called the “Devil’s Washboard”; and the castle town of Obi in the city of Nichinan, known as the “small Kyoto of Kyushu” for its streetscapes reminiscent of the Edo Era.