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 15 of 47
23 - 24 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Beppu City > Hiji Town > Kitsuki City > Himeshima Village > Bungotakada City > Usa City > Nakatsu City > Kunisaki City > Hita City
DAY 2Kusu Town > Kokonoe Town > Taketa City > Saiki City > Tsukumi City > Usuki City > Bungoono City > Yufu City > Oita 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 Oita
The Oita leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Beppu, known for Japan’s largest number of hot springs. From there, it will visit Kunisaki Peninsula before its journey through the northern part of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Hita where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave from the town of Kusu, known as the home of fairy tales, visiting Yufuin and the Houhi area, then travelling across the southern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Oita for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Oita include: the “town of the Showa era,” with streetscapes of the 1950s reproduced in an area in the city of Bungotakada; the Harajiri Fall in the city of Bungoono, where the waterfall can be viewed up close; and the Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi, offering a dynamic view of the Kuju Mountain Range.