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Not to be confused with Tokyo's smaller Chinatown in the Ikebukuro District Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chūkagai; Simplified Chinese: 横滨中华街; Traditional Chinese: 横濱中華街; Pinyin: Héngbīn Zhōnghuá Jiē; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan, which is located just south of Tokyo. Its history is about 150 years long. Today only a few Chinese people still live in Chinatown, but it has a population of about 3,000 to 4,000. Most of the residents are from Guangzhou (Canton) but many come from other regions. Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia (larger than Chinatowns in both Kobe and Nagasaki) and it is one of the largest in the world. There are roughly 250 Chinese-owned/themed shops and restaurants scattered throughout the district, with the highest concentration centered on a 300 square metre area.
a month ago
The place was beautiful. It's a lot bigger than the China town in London, England and has more variety of shops. I particularly likes the bun coloured pink and the sesame balls at an affordable price of ¥100 per ball, and it was crispy and warm as if freshly cooked. There were various of souvenirs which all looked very beautiful. I could see that everyone visiting this place was content and happy with the environment. The staff are very welcoming and are always there to help if ever needed. It would be lovely to see this place on Chinese New Year this year.
6 days ago
Really enjoyed coming to china town. We went when it was the lunar new year. There were tons of food stalls out, it was great to try all the street food. They also had some presentation / dragon dancing at one of the temples, but it was very busy and hard to get into, so if you are interested in that go early.
a month ago
Such an easy walk from the train station. You cannot miss this place! Such great energy and good vibes. The streets can be crowded but everyone is having fun. The streets are all decorated. There are so many street food vendors and also places to sit down to eat. A lot of the stores sell the same things. Look for the places off the side streets for the best deals. Or look for the long lines for the best places.
2 months ago
I was given to understand that this is the first place where the Chinese community settled in Japan. It is a busy shopping and dining area. There are many Chinese restaurants offering a variety of Chinese food such as Szechuan, Cantonese etc. There are shops selling all kinds of Chinese products ranging from cakes, candies to daily necessities. In the evening the lights were bright and the whole area was lively. Definitely a tourist attraction not to be missed.
21 days ago
Lovely area and the biggest Chinatown kn all of Japan. Countless restaurants that basically all serve the same, but beware, the quality varies immensely on a place by place basis. We have a favorite place that serves great food and looks nice, another restaurant just 2 buildings to the left serves utter food straight from the freezer. Great area for an inner city walk, and make sure to combine it with a visit of nearby Yamashita Park for flowers and seaside views.