Spectators who wish to watch the Torch Relay from the spectator area along the relay route are requested to read the safety measures on the following page in advance.
Prefecture 4 of 47
1 -2 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Karuizawa Town > Saku City > Yamanouchi Town > Ueda City > Nozawaonsen Village > Hakuba Village > Nagano City
DAY 2Iida City > Nagiso Town > Ina City > Suwa City > Omachi City > Azumino City > Matsumoto City
In principle, the same local municipalities will manage the Olympic Torch Relay segments. But the planned route overview, the order of the municipalities, the location of celebration sites and other details may change in the future, depending on the coordination with the parties involved.
Places of interest in Nagano
The Nagano leg of the Torch Relay begins in the town of Karuizawa, host of some of the events during the summer and winter Olympic Games of 1964 and 1998. From there it will journey through the various legacy venues of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in the eastern and northern areas of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Nagano where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave Tsumago-juku, one of the traditional post stations from the Edo Period, visiting Nagano’s central and southern countryside with the Japan Alps as the backdrop and arriving in the city of Matsumoto for a celebration. Nagano City is home to the National Treasure Zenko-ji Temple, and Matsumoto City is where Matsumoto Castle is located.