10th Annual Tsuchiura Curry Festival

When: November 16-17, 10am – 3pm
Where: Kawaguchi Exercise Park Athletic Field, Tsuchiura City

Tsuchiura’s connection with cheap and delicious curry goes back over 80 years. In 1929, when the German airship Count Zeppelin was flying around the world, it visited Tsuchiura. According to the ship’s log, the crew were welcomed to the city with curry made entirely from local ingredients.

At the Tsuchiura Curry Festival you can sample curry from all over Japan –  there will be stalls from Furano City in Hokkaido, Yokosuka City in Kanagawa, Omachi City in Nagano, Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka, and many more. Of course, you can also try a variety of Tsuchiura Curry made from locally grown ingredients. Apparently you can’t have Tsuchiura Curry without lotus root, and during the festival there will also be a Lotus Root Cuisine Fest, a Yuruchara Festival, and many more events to enjoy while you eat the delicious curry on offer. Be sure to come with an empty stomach, because you certainly won’t be leaving with one!

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