48 Airport Spot

- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from
Akita Airport -

Akita Kanto Matsuri Festival "Kanto lanterns light up the traditions of the past"

The Akita Kanto Matsuri. This festival is held between August 3rd and 6th every year, and is popular with many tourists. At this festival that has a history of over 260 years, people parade the streets with around 280 long bamboo poles which carry many lanterns. These are known as kanto; they represent rice brans and are prayers for a rich harvest. Within the city each district has its own kanto that has been passed down with their own traditional techniques.

"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport.
Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.