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Important Notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Consequently, the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay (OTR) that was scheduled to start on Thursday 26 March was put on hold while discussions took place to deal with the new developments.

A new schedule for the OTR will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games. We will make every effort to prepare for a new grand start of the OTR for everyone to take part in and celebrate.

We will be releasing updates about the OTR as soon as new information becomes available.

(As of 26 March 2020)

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

Places of interest in Yamaguchi

The Yamaguchi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Iwakuni and will journey through the eastern and central parts of the prefecture, making its way to the city of Yamaguchi 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 Ube, travelling across the western and northern parts of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Hagi for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Yamaguchi include: Kintaikyo Bridge, one of the three most famous bridges in Japan that overlooks the Nishiki River in the city of Iwakuni; and Akiyoshidai Qasi-National Park, Japan’s largest karst plateau, with its majestic view of the central area of the city of Mine.

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