Akita Kanto Festival

Event
In the Akita Kanto Festival, over 10,000 paper lanterns light up the night. More than 1.3 million people come to get a glimpse of this magically beautiful midsummer night event. Perhaps the most incredible element of the festival is the sight of the lantern holders, who carry huge bamboo poles over 10 meters tall strung with innumerable lanterns, moving the base of their poles skillfully from shoulder to back to forehead in time with cries of Dokkoisho! Dokkoisho!. This stunning festival is considered one of the three greatest in the Tohoku region.

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Address
Akita-shi Akita City Akita-shi lamp street
Phone
0188885602
Duration
2019/8/3-8/6 [Myogi-kai (noon-time kanto pole)]
[8/4-5] 9:00-15:40
[8/6] 9:20-15:00

[Night performance]
[8/3-6] 18:50 Start
Average attendance
About1,300,000people
Street stall
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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