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Welcome To Utsunomiya, The City Of Jazz Bars, Cocktails, And Gyoza!

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What comes up to mind when you hear the name "Utsunomiya"? Many might think right away about gyoza, a dish that is so popular in Utsunomiya that it resulted in its reputation of being one of Japan's two "gyoza towns", along with Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture. Music lovers might know Utsunomiya as Japan's "city of jazz", due to its many jazz bars and jazz-related events, which have thrived here partly due to the city being the birthplace of musician Sadao Watanabe. That was about all I knew about Utsunomiya until I actually got the chance to visit it. What I...

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