Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama’s Chinatown, one of the largest in the world, is renowned for its delicious Chinese restaurants and gift stores. Most of the Chinese who have immigrated to Yokohama were of Cantonese origin but the selection of food is quite diverse with dozens of restaurants packed in a relatively small area. The area is deserved by the Motomachi-Chūkagai Station of the Minatomirai line. Express trains link Shibuya station in Tokyo with Motomachi-Chūkagai in about 40 minutes. If you are looking to eat in Yokohama Chinatown, I recommend to try the dumplings at a restaurant with a large image of four chefs with golden hats and lots of medals around their necks. Their dumplings are apparently award-winning and I confirm they are delicious. They have many establishments withing Chinatown so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : Yamashitachō
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Ma Zhu Miao Temple

The Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple, located in the chinatown of Yokohama, is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. It features a large colorful gate with vibrant green, blue and gold colors. The many lanterns linking the gate and the temple are illuminated at night.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : Yamashitachō
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Yokohama Ferris Wheel – Cosmo Clock 21

A large ferris wheel, named Cosmo Clock 21,  is located in the Minatomirai district, close to major attractions like the Landmark tower and the Akarenga. The wheel is especially noticeable at night thanks to the bright colorful lights installed on the wheel’s structure. The view of Yokohama it offers at the climax of the ride is amazing. Some special cabins have a transparent floor for a more thrilling experience. I suffer from vertigo so the regular cabin proved to be thrilling enough for me! 

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : Shinkō
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See Bass – Yokohama Ferry

See Bass is a water taxi connecting Yokohama station to major touristic attractions including Minatomirai, The Red Brick Warehouse, Osambashi Pier and Yamashita Park. The boat ride offers a great view of the port of Yokohama.

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Osanbashi Pier

The Osanbashi Pier is the main international passenger cruise ship terminal of Yokohama. The design of the pier is modern and integrates organic elements like grass and wooden planks. Its structure is reminiscent of waves in the water. The top of the pier is a public space which offers an unbeatable view of Yokohama and the Minatomirai skyline. It is in my opinion the best place to take breathtaking photos of Yokohama during daytime, nighttime and the amazing sunsets in between. You can bring some snacks and your favorite drinks for a picnic with an unbeatable scenery.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : 1 Chome
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Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse, Akarenga

Akarenga, or Yokohama’s red brick warehouse,  is a historical building that was used originally as a customs building for Yokohama’s shipping industry. It is now used as a shopping mall which hosts many gift stores, fashion boutiques and restaurants. Special events, such as food festivals,  are often taking place at the wharehouse outdoor plaza on weekends. 

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Area : Kanto area
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City : Yokohama-shi
District : Shinkō
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Farmer’s Market at UNU in Shibuya

Every Saturday and Sunday (10:00 to 17:00) the United Nations University campus transforms itself in a farmer’s market. Many organic and locally grown produce are for sale and several food trucks are usually found on site. Once in a while, special events are held such as the sake festival and the beer fest. It is a great place to find and taste different kinds of vegetables, honeys, jams, teas and more…

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Shibuya-ku
District : Jingūmae
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