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Yokohama Chinatown is the biggest Chinatown in Japan with more than 600 stores. 21 million people annually visit here for real and traditional Chinese food and culture. Once you enter the beautifully decorated big gate, it's nothing but China. You can taste delicious Chinese food and have a eating tour with dim sum and sweets! There are stores which sell Chinese food as well as ingredients for cooking and cute variety goods so you can also enjoy shopping.
- Yamashitacho, Naka, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
- Contact No.
- 3-min walk from Chinatown Exit of Motomachi-Chukagai station on Minatomirai Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Varies according to stores
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
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Taste traditional Chinese food in famous restaurants
There are a lot of famous and traditional Chinese restaurants in Yokohama Chinatown: fleshy shark fin with a rich taste in Koshoki, fried noodles with thick sauce in Bairan where there is always a long queue, and addictive beef flank rice or pork rib noodles in Kaiinkaku. Why don't you try some of the delicacies in these famous restaurants?
Eating tour specific to Chinatown
We recommend an eating tour for people visiting Yokohama Chinatown. Fried dumplings in Hotenkaku, and pork buns in Edosei are especially popular. In addition, sweets like egg tart in Komen, and apricot kernel ice cream in Yokohama Daihanten are also excellent.
Delicious all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet
If you want traditional Chinese food until you become full, we recommend an all-you-can-eat buffet in each restaurant. Many restaurants cook the food after you order, so you can eat freshly cooked dishes straight from the kitchen. Taste genuine Chinese food as much as you want.
You can "eat, shop, and have fun" from the 1st to the 8th floor of this facility, one of the biggest entertainment complexes in Yokohama Chinatown. Needless to say, you can eat a variety of gourmet. Along with this, there is an amazing, top-class souvenir shop in here and Artrick museum (trick art museum) which offers optical illusion experiences.
Kanu is an actual person who is famous for his achievement in the Three Kingdoms period. Kanteibyo enshrines Kanu as a god of success in business. The building is a glorious example of a traditional Chinese craftsmanship. It's symbolic of Yokohama Chinatown.
Masobyo is built all over the world and Maso, a marine goddess known in China, is enshrined. The decorations and carvings on the gate and main shrine are beautiful and admirable. It's a perfect spot for a guardian of the sea in this port town of Yokohama.
Gates in north, south, east and west
Yokohama Chinatown has 10 gates but four gates in the north, south, east and west are especially worth visiting. Seiryu-shin in the east, Suzaku-shin in the south, Byakko-shin in the west, Genbu-shin in the north. You must check out the beautiful decorations and colors on each of these.
Yamashita Park is always full with locals and foreigners as visitors can enjoy the sea breeze here. You can get a view of the blue sky and blue sea in a relaxed atmosphere with Yokohama Port in front of you. This place is suitable to rest for a while after you fill yourself with Chinese food.
Yokohama Marine Tower
Yokohama Marine Tower is familiar to many people as symbol of Yokohama port. The lighting-up (from sunset to 24:00) is really dreamy and the tower changes into a romantic tower of light. We recommend that you view the tower from a distance so that you can view it in its entirety.