Oedo-waen (Feast of Grand Edo)
Yoyogi Park (Event Square)
16 – 19 June 2016
Dive into the world of exquisite soba and sake from all over Japan! At this open-air festival first to be held in Tokyo, taste Japan’s best buckwheat noodles from well-reputed places such as Horokanai (Hokkaido), Echizen (Fukui Prefecture) and Oku-aizu (Fukushima Prefecture). Each brand is known for a distinctive and perfect combination of texture and aroma, coupled with dipping sauce made from dashi stocks. Besides, what’s more delicious than watching master soba makers kneading and slicing the dough in front of you, and then eating fresh noodles out of the pot?
For sake lovers (or sake beginners), an array of excellent rice wine from breweries across the country is available to accompany your soba, including: rare and excellent “Juyondai” (Yamagata Prefecture), “Dassai” (Yamaguchi Prefecture), and, if you’d prefer them light, fruit-flavoured and sparkling rice wine.
For handmade enthusiasts, there will be workshops of soba making and Mashiko pottery (great for soba bowls and sake cups!) to join with or without kids.
Place name Yoyogi Park (Event Square) (in Japanese) 代々木公園 イベント広場 Website go to website (in Japanese) Phone 03-5948-4443 Organizing Committee (weekdays 10:00～18:00） Dates 16 – 19 June 2016 Opening hours 16 (Thur) 12 – 9 pm;
17 (Fri) 11 am – 9 pm;
18 (Sat) 10 am – 9 pm;
19 (Sun) 10 am – 8 pm
*hours subject to change
*rain or shine (to be cancelled in case of stormy weather)
Price Admission free
Soba noodles: ￥700
Glass of sake: ￥300 – 500
Oedo tapas: ￥500*rates subject to change
*on the spot tickets for purchase
Address 2 chome Yoyogi-kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Getting there
- 5 min walk from Harajuku Station (JR Yananote Line)
- 5 min walk from Yoyogi-koen Station (Tokyo Métro Chiyoda Line)
- 5 min walk from Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line)
- 6 min walk from Yoyogi-hachiman Station (Odakyu Line)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.