Prefecture 42 of 47

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 Yamanashi

The Yamanashi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the southwestern town of Nambu. From there, it will pass through the northwestern city of Hokuto with its spectacular views of Mt. Yatsugatake, making its way to the city of Kofu where a celebration will take place at the end of the first day. On the second day, the Torch Relay will leave from the city of Fuefuki, travelling past the vineyards in Koshu City and arriving in the city of Fujiyoshida for a celebration.

Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Yamanashi include: Mt. Fuji, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2013; the beautiful mountain ranges of the Southern Alps and Yatsugatake; the rich forests that cover around 80 percent of the prefecture; and the prefecture’s scenic vineyards, recognised as a Japan heritage site.

Torch Relay Gallery
Torch Relay Videos and Photos