3 Top Food Bites To Buy At Yokohama Chinatown!The bayside city of Yokohama is one of my all time favorite getaways from Tokyo. Other culinary specialties of Yokohama include a Chinese-style steamed meat bun called nikuman, sweet fried rice cake balls coated with sesame seeds and filled with bean paste called goma dango, curry doughnuts, a beef onion stew dish with rice called hayashi rice, Chinese Shumai dumplings, a rice omelet called omu-rice, Kirin beer, and an almond soft serve ice cream called Annin soft cream.
Slandmarks of entry in the neighborhood are the famous chinese "gates" that can be seen in all the world's chinatowns, inYokohama there are four bordering the entire area, the North gate, South gate, East gate (also called Chouyoumon 中華街 食べ放題 おすすめ gate) and the West gate, but others can be found in front of the main streets of the neighborhood, for example the Zenrimon Gate, the Tenchoumon gate or the Ichibadori Gate (in the map at the bottom they are all marked).
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.
Just under an hour on the subway from central Tokyo, the port city Yokohama is a welcome break from the busy streets of the capital with its relaxed environment, wide open spaces, and a harbor-side where it's almost too easy to lose your worries and stresses as you stroll or cycle along.
With this Yokohama itinerary, we're sharing the best things to do on your Yokohama day trip including the must-see attractions that are great for all ages, how to get to there, how to get around the city, and some accommodations options for an overnight stay.
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.
The names even sound similar, just like the Japanese ramen sounds similar to lo mein. From Tokyo Station, the fastest way to get to Chinatown is to take the JR Tokaido Main Line (bound for Odawara) until Yokohama Station. This Yokohama restaurant serves beloved staple items from Taiwanese food stands-from the House Special Crispy Duck,” deliciously seasoned with salt and black pepper, to Minced Pork Rice (Lu Rou Fan)”—come alive with authentic flavor.
When it comes to enjoying Chinatown, it's the sampling of the various types of Chinese dishes. Thus, many Tokyo-ites were shocked, and not a little appalled, when they learned about American places such as David's Taiwanese Restaurant in Queens, where sushi and sashimi are served alongside Chinese food.
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's Chinatown is a great place to find the ice cream as well as some of the other Chinese-style dishes mentioned above. Established in 1892, Manchinro Honten is Yokohama Chinatown's oldest restaurant, and specializes in Cantonese cuisine. Although the restaurant business is today's most typical occupation, Chinese restaurants did not appear to begin until the 1890's.
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.
Chinese town is indicated the place where the 2.2 square km of Yamashita-cho, Yokohama-city. This Chinese restaurant is a great option inside the Yokohama Landmark Tower. On the way back to Yokohama, I stopped by the Sankei-en Garden, a Japanese garden laid out in 1906 by a Yokohama businessman who made his fortune in the yarn industry.