The colourful Chinatown in Yokohama celebrates the centuries-long history between China and Japan. This little area is a great place to enjoy authentic and affordable Chinese cuisine.

One of the largest   

Chinatown, known locally as Yokohoma Chukagai, is often touted as one of the largest in the world. Most are descendants of immigrants who came here for trade and made Japan their home. So, don’t be surprised if you meet a resident who doesn’t speak any Chinese.

Despite the years that have gone by, the Chinese have kept their traditions and customs alive. You can see it vividly in the architecture of the historic gates as well as within the Maso-byo Temple and the Kantei-byo Temple.

Foodie delight

Chinatown is a great place for foodies and there are over 600 restaurants and eateries to choose from!

It spans over 10 blocks crisscrossed by narrow streets and lanes. Nearly every road here is chock-a-block with bustling restaurants that serve a wide variety of Chinese cuisines – Cantonese, Peking, Sichuan and more. But what brings hungry hoards to Chinatown is the great range of Chinese snacks and nibbles – you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that you can actually make a meal of just the street food here.