Gekikara Gourmet Festival 2017
Held in the piquant quarters of Kabukicho, this festival dedicated to gekikara – or super-spicy – cuisine is not for the faint of taste buds. The gathering features food from around the globe, from Korea to Thailand and India. The multi-week event is broken into rounds where nine different restaurants will be serving up fiery fare (a full lineup is available on the festival’s website). Bring a hearty appetite – and maybe a bit of antacid. The festival will be closed on Monday, September 4.