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Nabe Grand Prix | WAKO

January 25 @ 10:00 - January 26 @ 15:00

nabe grand prix 2020

Nabe Grand Prix – Every year there is a nabe festival in Wako City. Nabe is a type of winter hotpot. It is a traditional winter dish popular in many households around Japan.

In 2017 Wako City hosted the”All Japan” grand prix. Then for the last few years it has just been  the regional versions in Wako, with other prefectures hosting the “All Japan” festival. But this year, 2020, the grand prix is back in Wako city and will take place on Saturday January 25th and Sunday January 26th.

When it is just a regional event there is usually about twenty nabe restaurants at the Wako site , but for the national competition there are over 1000 types of nabe to sample. A selection of 54 nabe are entered into the competition. There is usually an “antenna” area with more than 30 antenna stalls. And they will have a stage event with taiko drums.

Map, phone and official URL in the details section below.

Nabe Grand Prix ACCESS

The Nabe Grand Prix is held in the grounds of the city hall. It is about a 15 minute walk from Tobu Tojo Line and Yurakucho Line Wakoshi Station south exit.

There is no parking at this event. 

For more events in Saitama please see the main event pages.

Official Wako event website. (January 6th 2020 – the official website has not yet been updated with the 2020 information, but should be in the coming days. The date has been confirmed with the organizers).


January 25 @ 10:00
January 26 @ 15:00
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Wako City Office
1-5 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama 351-0106 Japan
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