Immerse yourself in an island-themed food festival in Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse this summer. The iconic venue is hosting the inaugural “Shima x Shima Festival” (島×島フェス) on July 8th and 9th, 2023.
The festival brings together an array of mouth-watering regional dishes from islands across Japan, making it a must-visit event for all food lovers.
Japan’s Island Flavors
The “Island x Island Festival” is a gourmet event unlike any other, providing visitors with an opportunity to sample delicacies from islands across Japan.
Each dish has been crafted using local ingredients, ensuring an authentic taste that’s true to each island’s tradition.
Paired with a selection of refreshing beverages, including beer, highball, and sour cocktails, this festival offers a feast for the senses.
Kagoshima’s Black Pork Specialties
The festival menu features delicious offerings from Kagoshima, famed for its black pork. The juicy “Black Pork Ton Toro Raw Frank” and thick-cut “Black Pork Steak Skewers” are sure to satiate your craving for hearty meat dishes.
Every bite of these indulgent treats encapsulates the taste of Kagoshima, guaranteeing a memorable culinary experience.
A Quick Note On The Japan Rail Pass Price Hike
The price of the wonderful Japan Rail Pass is going up a massive 62% in October but there’s still time to lock in the old rates if you’re quick. Klook still offers the old prices so if you buy before September 30th you can travel with the old prices until December 28th, 2023.
Hiroshima’s Local Favorites and Fukushima’s Culinary Treats
From the far corners of Japan, the festival brings together regional favorites, such as Hiroshima’s signature “Hiroshima Okonomiyaki” and succulent “Grilled Oysters”.
Fukushima’s famous “Namie Yakisoba” will also tantalize your taste buds with its thick noodles and flavorful sauce.
A Taste of Amami Oshima
The “Hachijo Island Lemon Liqueur Eight,” a refreshing blend of Hachijo Island lemon and shochu from Amami Oshima, is a must-try. This delightful blend epitomizes the festival’s spirit, bringing together unique ingredients from different islands to create a taste that’s distinctly Japanese.
- Event Name: Island x Island Festival
- Dates: July 8th (Sat) – 9th (Sun), 2023
- Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Venue: Event Plaza, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
- Address: 1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
- Entry: Free
- Nearest Stations: Bashamichi Station (6-min walk), Nihon-Odori Station (6-min walk), Sakuragicho Station (15-min walk), and Kannai Station (15-min walk).
Website (Japanese): Island x Island Festival