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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 Shizuoka

The Shizuoka leg of the Torch Relay begins one month before the Opening Ceremony in the city of Kosai. From there, it will pass through the western area of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Shizuoka 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 Makinohara, travelling across the central part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Numazu for a celebration. On the third day — the anniversary of the day Mt. Fuji was inscribed in the World Heritage List — the Torch Relay begins in the city of Ito, travelling through the eastern area of Izu and ending in the city of Fujinomiya.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Shizuoka include: Suruga Bay, Japan’s deepest bay that sits beside Mt. Fuji and the region’s tea plantations; the Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport; the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre; the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace, the only furnace of its kind remaining in Japan; and Perry Road, named after the US Navy’s Commodore Perry who played a leading role in opening Japan to the West.

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