Early
Nov

Utsunomiya Gyoza Festival

10:00am – 4:00pm

The city of Utsunomiya in Tochigi prefecture is renowned for its gyoza—the dumpling of Chinese origin that is a fixture of Japanese ramen restaurants.

The festival takes place at Utsunomiya Park in the center of the city and stalls will offer one plate of 3 dumplings for a mere ¥100!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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