Must see: Manpaku food festival; a paradise for foodies!

The sign at the entrance of the festival grounds

The sign at the entrance of the festival grounds

Sat May 18 – Mon Jun 3, 2013 Showa Kinen Park

Manpaku festival, the place to go if you are a foody!

Manpaku festival, the place to go if you are a foody!

Get an authentic music festival food court experience without the music at this gourmand get-together organised by the folks from Rockin’ On’ magazine. Comparative with the well known ‘Taste of Amsterdam’. Held at the vast Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa, Manpaku features many popular food stalls from the festival circuit, offering tantalising treats ranging from karaage and ramen to a curry made from the recipe used by baseball star Hideo Matsui’s mother.

Details: Open air food festival in its 5th year. Sample dishes from all over the world in one, convenient place.
May 18-June 3, 10:30am-9pm, ¥400-¥2,000.
Tel: manpaku@rock-net.jp.
manpaku.jp/201305

Venue: Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa-shi. Nearest Station: Tachikawa. Tel: 042-528-1751.
Additional Venues
Details: Big food fair with 80 stalls, imported and craft beer.
May 26-June 3, 11am-9pm. Until 6pm on the last day, ¥500(door), ¥400(adv), free(elementary & under).
www.manpaku.jp
Venue: Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa-shi. Nearest Station: Tachikawa. Tel: 042-528-1751.
We went to the Manpaku festival today (Saturday May 25th) and we can really recommend it. It is a lot of fun. See below some of the pictures we took:

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