Japanese dumplings/pot stickers, or "gyoza", whether they are grilled, steamed, or fried, they are delicious to say the least. A Japanized Chinese dish that became popular after WWII when Japanese soldiers brought the idea back from China and turned it into their own version. Abroad many people love to make them at home, but in Japan, most people tend to go out and eat gyoza. Know amongst the Japanese, there is a city near Tokyo that is considered famous for gyoza. Less than an hr shinkansen train ride, JAPANKURU took a trip to Utsunomiya in the middle of Tochigi Prefecture to eat some delicious gyoza and see what else it had to offer.
🥟 Utsunomiya Travel Guide 🥟
① Tokyo → Utsunomiya How to get there?
② Gyoza Galore! At KIRASSE (来らっせ本店)
③ Man-Made Cave from the Edo Era: Oya History Museum
④ A Nighttime Flair: The FLAIR BAR
⑤ Where to next? Mashiko-cho (益子町)
🥟 KIRASSE's Ordering Method 🥟
🥟 Loads of Gyoza to Choose From 🥟
💎 ③ Man-Made Cave from the Edo Era: Oya History Museum 💎
This spot was in Japanese band X JAPAN's music video "FOREVER LOVE"
🍸 ④ A Nighttime Flair: The FLAIR BAR 🍸
🚌 ⑤ Where to next? Mashiko-cho (益子町) 🚌