Prefecture 2 of 47
28 - 29 Mar.

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 Tochigi

The Tochigi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Ashikaga, where the “National Historic Site Ashikaga School” (the oldest school in the nation) is located. From there, it will make its way to the city of Nasukarasuyama, famous for the “Yamaage Festival”, 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 Nasu at the foot of the magnificent Nasu Highland and arrive in the capital city of Utsunomiya for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Tochigi include: the city of Nikko, famous for the World Heritage Site, the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, including Futarasan Shrine, Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji Temple; the city of Tochigi, a historical city full of Edo-style ambience with traditional warehouses called kura; and the city of Kanuma, well-known for the ornately carved wooden floats.

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