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Yokohama Chukagai at Night

Welcome to the largest Chukagai 中華街 or Chinatown in Japan. One of the largest in Asia. And a place so lively and colorful you’ll never tire of it. At least, I don’t :)

One of the entrances to the Yokohama Chukagai

One of the entrances to the Yokohama Chukagai

Yokohama Chukagai is one of Yokohama City‘s far-from-hidden gems.

Welcoming you!

Welcoming you!

The food is awesome, needless to say, but you don’t even have to eat a thing to enjoy strolling around this town (though the aroma of food wafting through the air would easily melt your resolve).

One of the many restaurants in the area.

One of the many restaurants in the area.

If it’s your first time to go there, I suggest that you download the map and orient yourself with the general layout of the area.

The streets at night are a confluence of colors.

The streets at night are a confluence of colors.

Like most Chinatowns it’s lively during the day. But I especially like the town at night, with the colorful lights and the aroma of dinner cooking :)

Getting There

It’s a 5-minute walk from the Chukagai exit of the JR line’s Ishikawacho station.
JR京浜東北・根岸線 石川町駅中華街口より徒歩5分

Related Link

Delish Cantonese Food: Keikahanten in Yokohama – if you get tired of all the saturated colors at Chukagai, this restaurant will provide a respite. The food’s simple but delicious.

External Link

Yokohama China Town – official site

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6 comments

  1. Beautiful pics! Very colorful. Now I want to visit my city’s Chinatown to see if I can take colorful pics too. ^^

    • Hey Mel! Thanks so much for dropping by! I’m glad you like the photos :) Go, I’m sure Sydney has a huge Chinatown as well. Would love to see your pics! Let me know where I can view them ;-)

  2. Amazing!

  3. I always like Chinatowns everywhere. Binondo in Manila is a fun place to visit. Last time I went there after a run in Roxas Blvd., we got really cheap, very cold soymilk. Extremely refreshing!

    • beverlyclaire /

      Ah, soymilk! :) Haven’t drank that in years. I wish you were here so we could go on runs together. It’s lonely running/walking by oneself and I’m too slow (and lack the stamina) to join a running group…

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