Prefecture 8 of 47
9 - 10 Apr.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Shingu City > Nachikatsuura Town > Kushimoto Town > Shirahama Town > Shirahama Town > Tanabe City > Gobo City > Arida City > Kainan City・Wakayama City
DAY 2Wakayama City > Iwade City > Kinokawa City > Katsuragi Town > Koya Town > Hashimoto 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 Wakayama
The Wakayama leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Shingu, located in the southern part of the prefecture, From there, it will head north, making its way to the city of Wakayama 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 Wakayama, travelling across the northern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Hashimoto for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Wakayama include: the famous waterfall of Nachi in the city of Nachikatsuura, known for its powerful 133-metre drop; hasiguiiwa in the town of Kushimoto, an 850-metre stretch of around 40 large and small rocks; Wakayama Marina City featuring the popular theme park and a tuna cutting show; and Mt. Koya-san, the sacred site of Japanese Buddhism, in the town of Koya.