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Akita Kanto Festival

Along with Aomori’s Nebuta Festival and Sendai’s Tanabata Festival, the Akita Kanto Festival is one of the three major festivals in the Tohoku region. The Kanto poles are likened to ears of rice, and the row of lanterns is likened to rice bales.


Period: Every year from August 3rd to 6th
price: Free viewing (paid seats available)
access: [By train] About 15 minutes on foot from JR Akita Station
[By car] About 20 minutes by car from Akita Expressway “Akita Chuo IC”