Spectators who wish to watch the Torch Relay from the spectator area along the relay route are requested to read the safety measures on the following page in advance.
Prefecture 11 of 47
15 - 16 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Miyoshi City・Higashimiyoshi Town > Tsurugi Town・Mima City > Awa City・Yoshinogawa City > Kamiyama Town > Ishii Town・Kamiita Town > Itano Town・Aizumi Town > Kitajima Town・Matsushige Town > Naruto City
DAY 2Kaiyo Town > Mugi Town > Kamikatsu Town > Minami Town > Naka Town > Katsuura Town > Anan City・Komatsushima City > Sanagochi Village > Tokushima City
In principle, the same local municipalities will manage the Olympic Torch Relay segments. But the planned route overview, the order of the municipalities, the location of celebration sites and other details may change in the future, depending on the coordination with the parties involved.
Places of interest in Tokushima
The Tokushima leg of the Torch Relay begins in the western town of Higashimiyoshi in Miyoshi City, making its way to the city of Naruto, famous for the whirling current of Naruto Strait, where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave the southern town of Kaiyo, taking in the rich nature of the prefecture’s sea and mountains and arriving in the city of Tokushima, home to the Awa-odori Dance, for a celebration. The events on both days will feature a colourful “Awa culture” celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Tokushima include: the bridges over Yoshino River that inspired Tokushima to be called the “museum of bridges”; and the Doll Culture Exchange Hall in the town of Katsuura, venue of the “Awa Katsuura Big Hina Dolls Festival”.