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Urawa Unagi Festival | SAITAMA CITY
May 25 @ 10:00 - 15:00Yen1800
The caption “Only in Japan” comes to mind for this unique and intriguing annual festival in Saitama’s capital city. And it is the pride of the people of Urawa.
The event starts at 10 am at the city hall, but they start distributing the tickets to buy their very famous and coveted Unagi Bento from 9 am. It costs 1800 per bento and one person can buy up to three bento. You can receive your bento box from 10 am. Sales end when they have reached their 2000 limit for the day, which is usually pretty early on.
However, you can also book in advance. Advance booking starts from May 7th and ends on May 15th or when they reach a thousand sales. You can buy up to three tickets per person. They are sold at the Urawa Tourism Office in the Urawa Atre, south area.
Apart from the bento you can spectate at a number of eel cooking demo, pick up some other eel products and there are usually some stage performances, but they have yet to be confirmed for 2019.
Access Unagi Festival
The unagi festival is held at the Saitama City Hall in Urawa. The nearest station is the Urawa Station which is about a 15 walk.
Please note: no parking available.
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