Prefecture 15 of 47
23 - 24 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 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.

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