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 20 of 47
7 - 8 May
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Minamishimabara City > Shimabara City > Unzen City > Iki City > Shinkamigoto Town > Isahaya City > Omura City > Nagasaki City
DAY 2Nagayo Town > Togitsu Town > Saikai City > Goto City > Tsushima City > Matsuura City > Hirado City > Saza Town > Sasebo 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 Nagasaki
The Nagasaki leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Minamishimabara, making its way to the city of Nagasaki where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the town of Nagayo, arriving in the city of Sasebo for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Nagasaki include: the remote islands of Tsushima, Iki and Goto; the Kashiragashima Church in Shinkamigoto, registered as a World Heritage Site; and Shimabara Castle in the city of Shimabara, featuring grand architecture in the style of the early Edo Era. The Torch Relay will also visit historical sites such as the Peace Park in Nagasaki City.