FURUSATO MATSURI TOKYO ふるさと祭り東京 is organized once a year in a ballpark Tokyo Dome.
Each region has unique festival and food. You can enjoy watching the festival shows and tasty local food.
11 - 20 January, 2019
Admission: 1300, 1400 or 1700 yen
Two of the specialties of the event are local traditional performances and local food from all over Japan.
Sea food bowl
Japan Local Donburi Championship どんぶり選手権
Many kinds of Japanese rice bowl dishes are available. It is small size and costs 500 yen.
First, buy the ticket.
There are lots of food booths whose prices are normal or a little higher than usual.
If you are interested in Japanese traditional festival, the performances are worth watching.
You can watch many types of local performances without taking a trip many times to the respective region and season.
Japanese drum 和太鼓 Wadaiko
Hirosaki Neputa Festival 弘前ねぷた祭り from Aomori 青森 prefecture
You will meet some mascots.
Japanese kitchen knife
Paid shochu tasting
Paid sake tasting
Japanese green tea
Deep fried fish paste
When you have no ideas what Japanese food to eat, this event is good to know Japanese food culture.
However, if you already decided what you want to eat, this event is not cost effective because you have to pay the admission of 1300, 1400 or 1700 yen.
I mean, in Tokyo, there are many restaurants that specialize in local food from all over Japan.
I think having a meal in the restaurants is much better, because the food booths are temporary set and have less kitchen equipment, and the quality of some booths looked little lower.
Anyway, if you don't care about the best quality, this food court is fun!
Traditional Dashi soup
All-weather stadium (No baseball games during the festival)
(All pictures were taken in 2017)
FURUSATO MATSURI TOKYO ふるさと祭り東京