Free Meat! Tokyo Meat Market Festival!

The Tokyo Meat Market, near Shinagawa and Sengakuji Temple is a yearly festival dedicated to meat. The best thing about this festival is all the FREE meat they give out!  Today I had Shabu Shabu pork (very soft and tender) and pork Katsu (cutlet) for the grand total of 0 yen.  Also on offer was free Motsu (giblets) and Gyuuniku (beef).

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 Apart from all the free food, there are plenty of stalls selling all sorts of meats to buy.

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Traditional Japanese music while you fill your belly with meat!

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Some spicy beef on rice.  Large size was free, of course.

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The line for free Shabu Shabu pork.  While it looks long, it only took 10 minutes to get my meat!

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People taking their free food.  Service was very quick.

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Katsu pork cultet.  Ran out just after I lined up, so its best to get there early.  A great, meaty day!

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.