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 24 of 47
15 -16 May
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Tsuwano Town > Chibu Village > Masuda City > Hamada City > Gotsu City > Kawamoto Town > Ohnan Town
DAY 2Oda City > Izumo City > Unnan City > Okuizumo Town > Okinoshima Town > Yasugi City > Matsue 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 Shimane
The Shimane leg of the Torch Relay begins in the southwestern town of Tsuwano and will journey toward the central part of the prefecture, making its way to the town of Onan 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 Oda, travelling across the northeastern part of the prefecture and arriving in the city of Matsue for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Shimane include: the sublime Izumo-taisha Shrine; Lake Shinji, famous for its beautiful sunset view; Mt. Akahage in the village of Chibu, representing the typical topography of the Mt. Akahage UNESCO Global Geopark; and the Cape Saigo Lighthouse in the town of Okinoshima.