Prefecture 35 of 47
6 - 7 Jun.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Nishikawa Town > Sagae City > Kahoku Town > Shirataka Town > Nagai City > Takahata Town > Yonezawa City > Nanyo City > Kaminoyama City > Yamagata City > Yamagata City Celebration event site: Yamagata City
DAY 2Tendo City > Higashine City > Murayama City > Obanazawa City > Shinjo City > Tsuruoka City > Tsuruoka City > Yuza Town > Sakata City > Sakata City Celebration event site: Sakata 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 Yamagata
The Yamagata leg of the Torch Relay begins in the central part of the prefecture and will journey south, making its way to the city of Yamagata where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will travel from the central area of the prefecture towards the north, arriving in the city of Sakata for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Yamagata include: the region’s cherry orchards, a synonym for Yamagata; Hojusan Risshakuji Temple (Yamadera) in the city of Yamagata, made famous by haiku poet Basho Matsuo; Uesugi Shrine in the city of Yonezawa, dedicated to the worship of Kenshin Uesugi; Mogami Park in the city of Shinjo, known for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Shinjo Matsuri Festival; and the stately Dewa Sanzan Shrine (National Treasure Hagurosan Five Story Pagoda).