Prefecture 26 of 47
19 -20 May
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Ibara City > Takahashi City > Kibichuo Town > Soja City > Kurashiki City > Okayama City Celebration event site: Okayama City
DAY 2Tamano City > Maniwa City > Akaiwa City > Mimasaka City > Nagi Town > Tsuyama City Celebration event site: Tsuyama City
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 Okayama
The Okayama leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Ibara and will journey through the southern part of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Okayama where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the city of Tamano, travelling across the northeastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Tsuyama for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Okayama include: Okayama Castle, with its unique jet black clapboards; the streetscapes of Kurashiki, showcasing the ambience of an Edo Era commercial city; Shurakuen Garden in the city of Tsuyama, offering scenic views during all four seasons; and the idyllic, magnificent natural beauty of Hiruzen Highlands in the city of Maniwa.