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Akita
# 60   of 177 destinations
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Akita City is the capital of Akita Prefecture and is 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.

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 1  Kanto Festival
Festival featuring long bamboo poles with lanterns.
User rating: 95/100 (44 votes)
Visited by: 99 users
 2  Hirano Museum
Large collection of works by Leonard Foujita.
User rating: 70/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 26 users
 

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