The organizing committee of the 2020 Games said Saturday the Tokyo Olympics torch relay will pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters.

According to the route revealed by organizers, the torch will travel to 857 municipalities in all of the country's 47 prefectures, shining a light on the symbols of reconstruction from the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, and the subsequent nuclear disaster.

About 10,000 torch bearers will participate over the 121-day relay, with the organizers revealing the specific routes later this year. The earliest application window will open June 17.