Japan Furusato Food Festival

Explore tastes from across Japan in the one place

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Yoyogi Park When: Early Mar 2021

The word furusato means hometown in Japanese, and the Japan Furusato Food Festival introduces attendees to a wide range of foods from all corners of the country. Japan is unique in that regional specialties differ from prefecture to prefecture and even town to town, so there are a host of diverse offerings to enjoy.

The event goes one deeper than just enjoying delicious eats, however - there is an emphasis placed on learning about the food production process and various social issues relating to food.

Admission to the event itself is free, but bring some yen if you plan to grab some of the eats on offer.

Getting there

The Japan Furusato Food Festival takes place at Tokyo's Yoyogi Park. The park is easily accessible on foot from a number of different train stations, including JR Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line), Yoyogi - Hachiman Station (on the privately-operated Odakyu Odawara Line) or Meijijingu-Mae Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line).

More info

Find out more about Yoyogi Park.

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Kim B @kim.b

Japan dwelling expat, living in and loving this beautiful country. Tokyo was my home for several years, but I'm now enjoying the countryside life in Niigata. Currently at 44 of 47 prefectures visited - with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out!

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Sherilyn Siy a month ago
A great way to explore the gastronomic offerings of the country without traveling too far.
Kim B Author a month ago
Absolutely!