The Oyama Tofu Festival’s highlights include a Wanko Tofu speed eating contest, which you can watch via the link below. You can even make it yourself, or just buy it as usual in various shops around the festival. There’s also a giant pot, 4 meters in diameter, where you can see (and eat, obviously) the tofu made inside – note this tends to happen quite early. There will be plenty of tofu discounts around, so keep your eyes peeled.
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. The opening ceremony will take place from 10 a.m. on both days.
How to get there
The Oyama Tofu Festival is a little out of the way: a 1-hour train from Shinjuku to Isehara on the Odakyu-Odawara Line. Then you need to catch a 20-minute bus to the festival venue in Oyama. But at the end of the journey is the ultimate tofu eating experience.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.