Furusato Matsuri

Furusato Matsuri

When: 10/01/14 - 19/01/14: All Day

Where: Tokyo Dome, 3, Koraku-1, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Even though you may not have a Japanese hometown, this is the perfect event for sampling delicacies from all over the country!

Furusato can mean “hometown” or “a feeling of nostalgia” in Japanese, and that link is especially meaningful in a huge city like Tokyo. Small towns in Japan are particularly known for always having a “famous” food or art specialty. And when we say always, we mean it!

Regardless of where you’re from or whether or not you have a Japanese “hometown,” you don’t need to hop on the Shinkansen any time soon to try many of the best dishes they can offer as they gather under the roof at the Tokyo Dome for over a week.

You can find a selection of (almost) all of those “famous” local specialities (or kyōdo ryōri ) from all over Japan, ranging from different kinds of seafood, noodles and rice to snacks and sake. You can try anything, such as ice cream from Okinawa and mehari-zushi (rice balls wrapped in pickled greens) from Nara. If your stomach is full, you can sit back and enjoy some traditional dance performances from different areas of Japan.

You may want to put those New Year diet resolutions on hold for a little longer…

Furusato Matsuri

January 10-19

More informationwww.tokyo-dome.co.jp/furusato/

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