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[3-Day Event: Jan. 6-8] Experience Traditional New Year’s Festivities in Hiroshima Gate Park Plaza

[3-Day Event: Jan. 6-8] Experience Traditional New Year’s Festivities in Hiroshima Gate Park Plaza

Experience traditional New Year’s festivities in Hiroshima Gate Park Plaza!

At Hiroshima Gate Park Plaza, you can participate in or watch exciting events such as a kite flying contest in the square and a thrilling tournament of kendama [a traditional wooden toy].

The venue offers a variety of delicious gourmet options! Visit with an empty stomach because there are food trucks providing popular dishes. Perfect for the cold winter, they offer warming treats like zenzai [dessert soup made with red beans] and amazake [a sweet drink made of fermented rice]. Additionally, you can look forward to meals at the venue, including curry, ramen, and okonomiyaki.

Dates: January 6–8, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Place: Hiroshima Gate Park Plaza, 5 Moto-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Official Website: https://gate-park.jp/en/
Official Social Media Account: Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/hiroshima.gate.park/

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