Yokohama ChinatownYokohama Chinatown is an area of Chinese shops and restaurants in Yokohama 's attractive old port area. Minato Mirai 21: Although wonderful in the day, this urban harborside area just outside Minato Mirai station really comes into its own at night with its dynamic view of skyscrapers and the symbols of Yokohama like the Landmark Tower, a 296-meter skyscraper filled with shops and dining, Queen's Square, the Nippon Maru Museum Ship, and the massive Ferris wheel Cosmo Clock 21 are all illuminated beautifully against the water.
There is Cantonese cuisine with its heavy use of seafood due to the region's warmth and proximity to the ocean, the spectacular Beijing cuisine based on the palace cuisine which included 中華街 小籠包 Peking Duck, the famed Shanghai cuisine with dishes like Shanghai Crab and soup dumplings, and the exciting Szechuan cuisine which makes use of various spices in dishes like Mabo Dofu.
You'll see a lot of lion dances, loud merrymaking, firecrackers, martial arts and acrobatic performances, traditional Chinese music, and so on not only on the day itself, but also in the days shortly before and after it. A month later, the residents of Chinatown mark the end of the New Year festivities by holding the Lantern Festival , which involves a lot of lanterns being laid out in front of Masobyo, the lanterns representing guiding lights for lost souls and wishes for the year ahead.
Neighboring Kamakura, (another great day-trip from Tokyo), Kawasaki and Tokyo, Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture with a population of 3.7 million (the second largest in Japan after Tokyo) and is a city that has one of the most culturally varied and exciting histories of any city in Japan.
Just as listening to Johnny Mathis on a dateless Saturday night had spread sweet melancholy among my University of Michigan dorm mates, so the rhythmic crooning of Ayumi Ishida's ballad of love and longing in Yokohama set off waves of romantic yearning among my Japanese co-workers.
Many shops and stalls here at Bashi Shotengai sell food on the go, and especially in the morning when the shops open for business, you can find freshly baked goods like Imagawayaki (Japanese style pancake with different kinds of fillings) or teriyaki-glazed meat skewers.
The popular dishes are shark fin soup and chop suey. Today, the Chinatown is showcasing Chinese culture with pride. Not far from Yokohama's Chinatown, a steady stream of fashionably attired 20- and 30-something women, many with boyfriends or spouses in tow, stroll along Motomachi Dori.
Cafe OMNIBUS is on first floor of triangular building—the YCC Yokohama Creative City Center—near the exit of Bashamichi Station. It feels like the twenty-one million visitors have all chosen to come here today, as both sides of the streets are packed full with people.
If you are visiting Chinatown in Yokohama, it is because of the food. So even for the Japanese, visiting Chinatown can be a way of escaping without ever leaving the city. Chinatown, located a few minutes walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station, takes the cake here for variety.
Yokohama, the capital city of Kanagawa , is the second largest city in Japan and home to the largest Chinatown in Asia. Shatenki is very popular restaurant for it's Okayu (rice gruel) dish. It's probably one of the most popular dishes throughout Japan in the swealtering summer months.
There are also plenty of shops and restaurants. First, I think in the years since I have been here, the Japanese appreciation of taking money from Chinese tourists has increased massively. This beautiful little place is another Japanese restaurant with fantastic food, a stunning Japanese-style interior and a calm, luxurious atmosphere.
They say there are 500-600 food and drink establishments in Noge, including Japanese and Chinese joints, in addition to bars. Interest among Japanese people grew and led to an explosion in the number of visitors to Chinatown. But we recommend you to try one of the baked casserole-like rice dishes.