Prefecture 11 of 47
15 - 16 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Miyoshi City・Higashimiyoshi Town > Tsurugi Town・Mima City > Kamiyama Town > Awa City・Yoshinogawa City > Ishii Town・Kamiita Town > Itano Town・Aizumi Town > Kitajima Town・Matsushige Town > Naruto City Celebration event site: Naruto City
DAY 2Kaiyo Town > Mugi Town > Kamikatsu Town > Minami Town > Naka Town > Katsuura Town > Anan City・Komatsushima City > Sanagouchi Village > Tokushima City Celebration event site: Tokushima City
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 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”.