The Olympic flame for the postponed Tokyo Games will go on a 14-prefecture tour from next month ahead of the scheduled start of the torch relay in March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday.

The flame will first go on public display in Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan on Nov. 7 and will go on to be shown in several locations away from the relay route, at places like facilities related to Olympic sports and at local festivals.

The flame will tour 73 municipalities in total across Ishikawa, Mie, Ehime, Oita, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Osaka, Nara, Gifu, Fukuoka, Niigata, Kochi, Yamaguchi and Iwate prefectures through March 16.