Sunday, July 01, 2007

Yokohama Chinatown

There are Chinatown mainly in Nagasaki, Hyogo and Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. It is like an illusion that you are in the country, China once you step in Chinatown. And, one of very fascinating Chinatown in Japan is in Yokohama, called Yokohama Chukagai(横浜中華街). It is huge Chinatown and famous sightseeing sport in Kanagawa.

626 stores; restaurants, suvenior stores, general shops gather in Yokohama Chinotown. It covers an area of 500 square meters, and the length of Main Street is about 300 meters.

There are several Chinese festivals held in Chinatown through the year. Especially, Shunsetsu is big and most important event which celebrate New Year following the old calendar for Chinese people.
Yokohama Chinatown

I have been there so many times but I still can’t figure all stores out yet. That means you are never tired of being there!

If you discover Yokohama Chinatown, it is better to have its map with you. To find stores you want to visit, to know where you are and not to lost there, you should take the map (especially, if you are new ther)

Here are several photos of Yokohama Chinatown.

(If you prefer Chinatown map in Japanese, Here it is)


Anonymous said...

Yokohama China town is much bigger than Kobe one and much cleaner than Vancouver one, I think. By Orchid

kayanon said...

Hi Orchid!

Yeah, Vancouver Chinatown is much smaller than Yokohama one. However, I liked Sanyatosen Garden that we went together!

PBY said...

Looks interesting.
Where is the map available?

kayanon said...


I made links of Chinatown map on my article so you can check it!

Anonymous said...

Interessanter Beitrag

Hans said...

das ist lustig. Chinatown ist überall auch in Japan