On January 10th, I went to Tokyo Dome to see the Furusato Matsuri Tokyo (ふるさと祭り東京), which is a festival celebrating food and culture from around Japan. Tokyo Dome is in Bunkyo Ward in Tokyo, and is the home of the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants baseball team. It’s part of an entertainment complex called Tokyo Dome City, which I will cover in the next post. But for now, let’s take a look at the festival.
The wait to get inside Tokyo Dome was about 30 minutes. The line was very long. I took the last picture shortly before entering. But then, I finally got to go inside.
So far, I’d been on the floor and in the crowd for about 5 minutes. For the next while, I explored the food stalls, which featured food from all over Japan. There wasn’t just food, but also drinks, alcohol, and even a wine tasting area. In the end, I had some yakisoba (fried soba noodles) from Fujinomiya in Shizuoka and some ice cream from Okinawa.
After some eating, the next thing to do was go watch some performances. I had to find a seat.
Here are some videos. I didn’t have any zoom, so the quality isn’t very good. However, you’ll get a good idea about the music.
After that, the kids switched with the adults. I’d like to note that there was a man sitting in front of me who was dancing along with the music. You may be able to see him.
The festival was very enjoyable. I had a good time. But then it was time to leave and make a visit to Tokyo Dome City.