Saitama

Prefecture 46 of 47
when
6 -8 July

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 Saitama

The Saitama leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Kawaguchi, ending the first day in Tokorozawa, the second in Kumagaya and the third in Saitama, with celebrations taking place at the end of each day.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Saitama include: the scenic pine grove of Soka Matsubara, located in Soka and immortalised in Basho Matsuo’s classic novel, “Oku no Hosomichi: The Narrow Road to the Deep North”; the layers of rock in Nagatoro, a natural monument famous for river rafting on the Arakawa River; Kumagaya Rugby Stadium — one of the Rugby World Cup 2019 venues; and the beautiful streets of Kawagoe City, lined with traditional warehouse-style architecture.

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