Taste of Tokyo is a mega food-focused festival taking place in Tokyo to kick off Autumn. The event is organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government with the aim to share the cuisine and products of Tokyo’s agricultural, forestry and marine industries—plus cuisine and drinks from the rest of Japan and around the world.
What you can expect is lots and lots options from a multitude of vendors serving up plenty of tasty treats. Gourmet, local, delicacy, sweet, savory, freshly prepared, and just about any other descriptive food word you can think of will be there—all hailing from the Tokyo area and beyond. Don’t forget to wash everything down with some Japanese sake and craft beer. In addition to prepared dishes, you can also pick up fresh produce, dairy, flowers and handmade items. There will also be cooking seminars and entertainment at various stages (including dance and music performances).
2020 has been a strange year full of changes and uncertainties. Through her new illustration series—Engimono—Erica Ward hopes to channel positive energy by collecting images of Japanese ‘engimono,’ symbols of luck and celebration, and combining them with imagery of Tokyo, […]
Kawasaki’s La Cittadella shopping complex is holding its annual summertime event. This year’s theme is “Night Out”, where guests can join a chilled-out alfresco dining experience. This food-fronted event is split into two areas: The “Restaurants Terrace Area” on Cinecitta’ […]
Join the yukata-clad masses in the annual bon dance tradition at Rinko Park—in the shade of the skyscrapers on the Yokohama port waterfront. If the dancing tires you out, there’s also a beer garden and beautiful views of the illuminated […]
Shimokitazawa’s Ichibancho shopping district comes to life in mid-August as the local Awa Odori festival parades through the streets. Awa Odori is a traditional dance festival made up of many groups of choreographed dancers. It’s a chance to see participants donning traditional Obon […]
Held in the southern part of Yokohama, this event sees 3,200 fireworks launched into the skies above the only swimming beach of the city. Marine Park (Umi no Koen) is a great location as there is plenty of space to […]
Officially this is the Azabu-Juban Noryo Festival. Although “Noryo” means “cooling evening”, this festival held during the last weekend of August in the fashionable Azabu-Juban neighborhood, is all about the food. There are two basic types of food stalls—stalls from […]
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