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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 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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