Prefecture 16 of 47
25 - 26 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Takachiho Town > Nobeoka City > Hyuga City > Takanabe Town > Saito City > Miyazaki City Celebration event site: Miyazaki City
DAY 2Miyazaki City > Nichinan City > Kushima City > Mimata Town > Miyakonojo City > Kobayashi City > Ebino City Celebration event site: Ebino City
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 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.