Shimane

Prefecture 24 of 47
when
15 -16 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 Shimane

The Shimane leg of the Torch Relay begins in the southwestern town of Tsuwano and will journey toward the central part of the prefecture, making its way to the town of Onan 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 Oda, travelling across the northeastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Matsue for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Shimane include: the sublime Izumo-taisha Shrine; Lake Shinji, famous for its beautiful sunset view; Mt. Akahage in the village of Chibu, representing the typical topography of the Mt. Akahage UNESCO Global Geopark; and the Cape Saigo Lighthouse in the town of Okinoshima.

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