Utsunomiya is famous throughout Japan for its gyoza and so it’s only fitting that an annual festival to the fried dumplings would be held in the city. The Utsunomiya Gyoza Festival (宇都宮餃子祭り) has been held at the beginning of November since 1999, with members of the Utsunomiya Gyoza Committee (宇都宮餃子会) setting up stalls to sell their famous dumplings—3 pieces for 100 yen. In addition, there are stage events and discount sales to enjoy.
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