More than a Splash of color
They used the whole pallet when they painted Yokohama’s Chinatown, and I love it. Nestled in the quite “bed-town” of Yokohama, this bright and cheery confluence of cultures was an absolute delight.
The smell of the dumplings, dimsum, pork buns… reached us before we saw the first gate. Despite a hearty breakfast, I couldn’t help but get treats from several different shops.
Cheerful, colorful, and delightful. This Chinatown is a great place to stop for lunch in Yokohama.
If you go…
- Come hungry! There are so many delicious food stalls and restaurants in this area, and the food is amazing.
- Don’t come before 11 am. Ben and I got there at about 10:30, and most of the stores and shops hadn’t opened yet. Feel free to sleep-in before your trip to Chinatown.
- Be prepared for pushy sales people. Don’t be afraid to walk away if they try to force the sale (this goes for religious zealots too).
- This Chinatown is pretty small, so be sure to plan other activities for the same day.
- Yokohama is a great place to go with kids… infact many of the tourist destinations we visited were a little awkward without kids. Yokohama’s Chinatown is a perfect stop on your family day in Yokohama (be sure to check out the trick art museum).
Mazu Miao Temple
Yokohama Trick Art Museum (YOKOHAMA DAISEKAI)