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 47 of 47
21 - 23 July
Follow the torch flame
DAY 13Koto City > Koto City > Ota City > Shinagawa City
DAY 14Meguro City > Shibuya City > Minato City > Shibuya City > Minato City
DAY 15Shinjuku City > Shinjuku City > Shinjuku 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 Tokyo
The Tokyo leg of the Torch Relay takes place during the 15 days leading up to the Opening Ceremony, visiting all 62 municipalities of the city. The Torch Relay will start at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground Athletic Field, a legacy of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, which is nestled across the cities of Meguro and Setagaya. Until 17 July, the torch will journey across the Tama area and the islands. From 18 July until the final day, the Torch Relay will pass through the 23 wards of central Tokyo, making its way to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government offices before completing the journey in Tokyo.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across the Tama area include: Minami-Tama, where the regeneration of the Tama New Town community is under way; Nishi-tama, with its expansive forests and the fresh waters of the Tama River; and Kita-tama, where the hills stretch outwards from the residential areas. The Torch Relay will also travel across the waters to Tokyo’s islands. From the Izu Islands to the World Natural Heritage Site of the Ogasawara Islands, the Olympic flame will visit all the municipalities — each offering unique scenery, marine resources, special goods and many other treasures.
The second half of the Torch Relay will see the torch pass through various areas of urban Tokyo, including Ginza and Nihonbashi, the centre of Japan’s economy and commerce; Roppongi, the shopping and entertainment district; and Shinjuku, with its skyscrapers that shoot towards the sky.