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1 -2 Apr.

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 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.

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