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 34 of 47
4 -5 Jun.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Itoigawa City > Joetsu City > Kashiwazaki City > Sado City > Tokamachi City > Minamiuonuma City
DAY 2Nagaoka City > Sanjo City・ Tsubame City > Yahiko Village > Niigata City > Shibata City > Aga Town > Murakami 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 Niigata
The Niigata leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Itoigawa, a city that is on the way to recovery from the great fire in 2016. The Torch Relay will then make its way to the city of Minamiuonuma where a celebration will take place in Yairo no mori park at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the city of Nagaoka, arriving at the Iwafune port harbor green space in the city of Murakami for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Niigata include: the remains of the Sado gold and silver mines — the largest in the country; the flame-shaped earthenware treasure of kaengata-doki, discovered in Tokamachi; Yahiko-yama Mountain with its panoramic view of Echigo Plain, the Sea of Japan and the island of Sado; Shinanogawa River and the city of Niigata, a former port of call for kitamae-bune merchant ships; and the city of Murakami, known for its beautiful sunsets over the Sea of Japan.