Yokohama ChinatownYokohama Chinatown, located about 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train, is the largest Chinatown in Japan and throughout Asia. Different from regular ramen, the noodles are served in a broth that is almost sauce like, topped with stir-fried vegetables and beansprouts that have a crunchy bite to it. It's a great dish to try and a perfect example of a Chinese dish blended with Japanese flavors.
This style of hand-cut noodle — known in Japanese as tōshō-men and in Chinese as dao xiao mian — is the starring element in one of the neighborhood's 中華街 食べ放題 おすすめ most celebrated dishes: Kyokaro's sweat-inducing spicy dan dan mian (tantan men in Japanese), which sells for just ¥900.
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.
Not just a place for buying great souvenirs and eat Chinese food, the area has grown so much in space and variety that you'll find traditional foods from all over Asia here, including Korean Barbecue, Vietnamese pho and banh mi, and Taiwanese dumplings.
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.
5-minute walk south of Chinatown, in the district of Kotobukicho, one of the poorest neighborhoods (a slum) of Yokohama with a rather peculiar story behind, there are some particularly cheap hostels, the Hostel Village , the Porto Hostel , the A Silk Tree hostel This area is not dangerous.
Most of the shops in this town are Chinese restaurants, cafes, groceries and antique shops. You can also enjoy our extensive buffet station of over 50 dishes, featuring an assortment of exquisite salads, fruits, appetizers and desserts, all to your heart's content.
Thus, we began our day of Chinese culture and street food adventure in Yokohama Chinatown, or Chukagai as the Japanese call it. After the incense, people take their fortune in a way similar to that of Japanese temples and shrines. If you're looking for a new and different experience in Japan, check out Yokohama Chinatown to get an in-depth Chinese experience without even leaving the country.
There are more than 600 Chinese stores and restaurants in the Chinatown, buzzing with activity from morning until late in the night. Lucky for you, we've done the digging so you don't have to. Take a look at some of Yokohama's best vegetarian (and vegan) friendly restaurants.
The Japanese know that the Chinese eat with their stomachs. Shofukumon is a restaurant complex in Chinatown, a place made up of a number of different restaurants. Japanese food is typically straight-forward and mild; therefore, some Japanese people mistakenly think all foreign food is spicy and flavored with hot pepper.
Today is of course Chinese New Year, so I thought the ideal place to celebrate would be in a city with its very own Chinatown. As you pass under the ornate archway, walk down Chuka-gai Oodori (Chinatown's ''Main Street'') two short blocks and turn right into a street that runs diagonal to the main street.
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.