Day 1
Day 2
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 9 of 47
11 - 12 Apr.

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 Nara

The Nara leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Gojo, making its way to Asuka, Fujiwarakyo and the ruined ancient village of Karako-Kagi. From there it will journey through the central south area of the prefecture, arriving at the Nara Prefecture Kashihara Park where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave Umami-kyuryo Park, travelling through Ikaruga, Heijo Palace, Nara Park and the northern part of the prefecture, arriving at the Great Buddha Hall at Todai-ji Temple for a celebration.

The Torch Relay in Nara will showcase Nara’s history as an ancient capital, along with national treasures, World Heritage Sites and the rich nature of the southern and eastern parts of the prefecture. The Torch Relay will present a perfect opportunity to introduce Nara’s charm and attractions to the rest of the world.

Torch Relay Gallery
Torch Relay Videos and Photos