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Important Notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Consequently, the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay (OTR) that was scheduled to start on Thursday 26 March was put on hold while discussions took place to deal with the new developments.

A new schedule for the OTR will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games. We will make every effort to prepare for a new grand start of the OTR for everyone to take part in and celebrate.

We will be releasing updates about the OTR as soon as new information becomes available.

(As of 26 March 2020)

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

Places of interest in Osaka

The Osaka leg of the of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Sakai and will journey through the northern area of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Suita 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 Izumisano, travelling across the southern part of the prefecture, arriving in the city of Osaka for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Osaka include: the ancient tombs of Mozu-Furuichi, registered as a World Cultural Heritage in July 2019; Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashi-osaka, one of the competition venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan; the Expo ‘70 Commemorative Park in the city of Suita with its famous Tower of the Sun; and Osaka Castle Park in the city of Osaka, a favourite relaxation site for citizens known for its beautiful spring cherry blossoms.

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