Prefecture 21 of 47
9 - 10 May

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 Saga

The Saga leg of the Torch Relay begins in the southern town of Tara and will journey through the western part of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Karatsu 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 Kiyama, travelling across the eastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Saga for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Saga include: the town of Arita, famous for its 400-year old porcelain known as Arita-yaki; Takeo Onsen Tower Gate, featuring a unique vermilion colour gate; Yoshinogari Historical Park, which covers a large settlement from the Yayoi Period (300 BC to 300 AD); and the terraced paddy fields in the hills of Genkai’s Hamanoura.

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