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 2 of 47
28 - 29 Mar.
Follow the torch flame
DAY 1Ashikaga City > Sano City > Oyama City > Motegi Town > Tochigi City > Kaminokawa Town > Moka City > Kaminokawa Town > Nasukarasuyama City
DAY 2Nasu Town > Sakura City > Nasushiobara City > Mashiko Town > Mibu Town > Nikko City > Kanuma City > Utsunomiya 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 Tochigi
The Tochigi leg of the Torch Relay begins in the city of Ashikaga, where the “National Historic Site Ashikaga School” (the oldest school in the nation) is located. From there, it will make its way to the city of Nasukarasuyama, famous for the “Yamaage Festival”, 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 Nasu at the foot of the magnificent Nasu Highland and arrive in the capital city of Utsunomiya for a celebration.
Some of the sites the torch will visit on its journey across Tochigi include: the city of Nikko, famous for the World Heritage Site, the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, including Futarasan Shrine, Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji Temple; the city of Tochigi, a historical city full of Edo-style ambience with traditional warehouses called kura; and the city of Kanuma, well-known for the ornately carved wooden floats.