Yokohama Chinatown

Be sure to arrive hungry

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.

Temple Interior Chinatown 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).