• Akita Kanto Festival
  • Akita Kanto Festival
  • Akita Kanto Festival

Akita Kanto Festival



This is a massive event with more than 1,300,000 visitors every year. The largest bamboo kanto poles can be up to 12m long and weigh 50 kg, while a single performer can hold one up using just the palm of their hand, or their forehead, shoulders, or even their waist. A highlight of this festival is how performer after performer amazingly balances the kanto pole using breath-taking techniques.

Date and time: August 3rd to 6th
Evening performances are between 19:25 and 20:35, but the timing of other events can change. Please contact the organizers directly for further details.
15-minute walk from JR Akita Station (Kanto Odori)

Location Information

  • Address

    Around Kanto Odori, Akita City, Akita Prefecture, 010-0000

  • Nearest Station
    Akita Station
    ・ Ou Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen
    ・ Uetsu Line
    15 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
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