For Tokyo foodies, Yoyogi Park is a good place to check out every weekend as the area often hosts international culinary festivals. The spot is also one of the capital's most popular sites for hanami (cherry blossom viewing), and anyone partaking in those parties this weekend is in for a particularly Spanish treat.
Some of the city's best Spanish chefs will be serving up large batches of paella with support from the Japan Paella Association on April 1 and 2 as part of the Paella Festival.
The event begins with a preliminary round of the 57th Valencia International Paella Competition on the morning of the first day. Though it isn't open to the public, guests will still be able to enjoy eating the results. The rest of the fiesta will showcase 20 different kinds of paella and allow visitors to vote on which one they think is best. Practice saying "che que bo!" ("How tasty!" in Catalan.)
There will also be bands providing live music. (Yuki Yamauchi)