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 @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sherilyn Siy 8 months ago
A great way to explore the gastronomic offerings of the country without traveling too far.
Kim B Author 8 months ago
Absolutely!