In order to partake in any grilled goodness, you need to purchase a ticket. Cash is not accepted at any of the meat stalls, but they do accept electronic payment from such cards as Nanco, Edy, Suica, and others. Each pre-paid ticket is 700 yen, however, most vendors sell their wares for 1400 yen, which means that you need two tickets for each dish.
The beef was tender and had a distinctive flavor that was quite nice, but nothing special. I was lucky that my wife ate only three of the slices and focused on the corn instead. If this serving had been half the price, I might be satisfied with its value, but it definitely wasn’t worth 1400 yen.
|Delicious, but cheeeeeeeewy.|
We did enjoy today’s venture to the Meat Festival just for the experience. But like many festivals, it’s not cheap. I recommend this event for the experience, and perhaps you may choose a vendor with a better cut of meat. But I told my spouse, “I don’t think we need to come to the 12th annual Meat Festival.” She replied with, “Yup.”