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Udon Summit Kumagaya
November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 - November 17, 2019 @ 16:00Free
Udon Summit Kumagaya 2019 will be held on Saturday November 16th and Sunday November 17th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Last month some of the world’s best rugby players battled it out in the Kumagaya Sports and Culture Park, now its the turn of Japan’s best udon producers!! The Rugby world cup stadium will welcome participants and consumers from all over Japan to take part in the celebrated udon competition.
The udon summit is a travelling udon extravaganza that started in Shiga in 2011. In 2018, for the first time, Kumagaya udon won the grand prix. Kumagaya has a long and rich history with udon. Kumagaya is one of the leading producers of wheat in Japan and a pioneer in wheat production, Aizo Gondo was born in Kumagaya about 170 years ago.
Make your own
Apart from being able to purchase many different variations of udon from all over Japan, you can also participate in udon making. The AEA English Academy, Kokusai Gakuin Saitama College, Kumagaya International Friendship Association and Yorimichiya are working together to give attendees the opportunity to try making and / or cooking their own noodles.
Udon Summit Access
You can get a free shuttle bus from Kumagaya Station North exit to the park / rugby stadium. It takes about 15 minutes.
There several car parks at the Kumagaya Sports and Culture Park.
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