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Akita Tour

Country: Japan
City: Akita
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Festival Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

2 day tour to Sannai Akita

Akita City is the capital of Akita Prefecture, located up north in the Tohoku Region of Japan. The city is best known for hosting the Kanto Matsuri, a large festival in the beginning of August in which revelers balance long bamboo poles with dozens of paper lanterns attached to the end.

Day 1: From Haneda or Narita go to Akita by Shinkansen

Day 2: Akita city

The Kanto Matsuri ("pole lantern festival") is a Tanabata related celebration in Akita City, held every year from August 3 to 6. The highlight of the festival is an impressive display of skill in which performers balance kanto (long bamboo poles) with arrays of paper lanterns attached to the end. The Kanto Matsuri together with Aomori's Nebuta Festival and Sendai's Tanabata makes up the three great festivals of the Tohoku Region.

Rates include:

-Accommodation in a hotel.

-Transportation and transfers

-1 bottle of mineral water per day

Rates do not include:

-Transportation (from airport to Kyoto)


-Meals except described

-Alcoholic beverages

-Travel insurance

-Tips and portage

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