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Yokohama Chinatown (l؊X, Yokohama Chūkagai) is Japan's largest Chinatown, located in central Yokohama. A large number of Chinese stores and restaurants can be found in the narrow and colorful streets of Chinatown. Various events and festivals such as Chinese New Year around the beginning of February are also held at Chinatown.

Yokohama Chinatown quickly developed, after the port of Yokohama had been one of the first Japanese ports to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. It became the residence of the many Chinese traders who settled down in the city. Today, there are more businesses than actual residents living in the area.

Four colorful gates stand at the entrances to Chinatown, and five more gates can be found within. The Kanteibyo is a gaudily colored temple in the center of Chinatown. Constructed in 1873 by Chinese residents, it is dedicated to the Chinese god of good business and prosperity.

The main attraction of the Yokohama Chinatown, however, is the cuisine offered at its many restaurants and food stands. Favorites include steamed buns (manju), ramen noodles and a wide array of other Chinese dishes, many of which have been Japanized to a certain degree.

Getting there and around

The closest stations to Yokohama Chinatown are Motomachi-Chukagai Station along the Minato Mirai Line (8 minutes, 220 yen from Yokohama Station) and Ishikawacho Station along the JR Negishi Line (7 minutes, 160 yen from Yokohama Station).

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Hotels around Yokohama

    • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
      The Yokohama Royal Park Hotel is located on the waterfront of Yokohama Bay. The grand hotel contains a halal restaurant and a tearoom with spectacular views of Mount Fuji.
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    • Oakwood Suites Yokohama
      Luxury
      Set 1.7 km from Yokohama Marine Tower, Oakwood Suites Yokohama offers a fitness centre, a shared lounge and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. Featuring a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, each unit also comes with a safety deposit box, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, desk and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with bidet in every unit, along with slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Sankeien is 5.5 km from the aparthotel, while Nissan Stadium is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 26 km from Oakwood Suites Yokohama.
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    • Guest House FUTARENO
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Noge district in Yokohama, GuestHouse FUTARENO is a 5-minute walk from Sakuragicho and Hinodecho stations. The renovated traditional Japanese house offers a cosy atmosphere with free property-wide WiFi. Popular attractions like the Nogeyama Zoo is a 8-minute walk away. The Minatomirai area and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse can be reached within a 23-minute walk from the property. Numerous bars can be found within a 5-minute walking distance. Guestrooms come with bunk beds and features wooden decor. Bathroom facilites are shared with other guests. Free luggage storage is available at GuestHouse FUTARENO. Guests can make use of the shared kitchen to prepare meals or relax at the shared lounge.
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    • InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel
      Luxury
      Located in Yokohama, 2.1 km from Yokohama Marine Tower, InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a garden. Around 6 km from Sankeien, the property is also 11 km away from Nissan Stadium and offers free WiFi. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and luggage storage for guests. The hotel offers a buffet or American breakfast. InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel offers a terrace. Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 16 km from the accommodation, while Showa no Kurashi Museum is 18 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 26 km from InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel.
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    • The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama
      Luxury
      Ideally located in Yokohama, The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, open from September 2020, offers lavishly-decorated air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. This non-smoking 5-star modern hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, shops onsite, spa and fitness facilities for the guest's comfort. At The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama all stylish rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom offers both bath and shower with free toiletries. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Pacifico Yokohama, Cupnoodles Museum and Yokohama Museum. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International, 32 km from The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
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    • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
      Luxury
      Located above the 52nd floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, all rooms at Yokohama Royal Park Hotel offer free WiFi and views of Yokohama City or the Yokohama Bay Bridge. Guests can take a swim at the indoor pool at the fitness centre, enjoy various cuisines at the 8 dining venues or request soothing massage treatments for an extra cost. Minatomirai Subway Station is a 3-minute walk and JR Sakuragicho Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. All spacious air-conditioned rooms are located between the 52nd and 67th floor, featuring carpeted floors and a flat-screen satellite TV. Each comes with a minibar and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The en suite bathroom includes a bathtub and nightwear is provided for all guests. The 24-hour front desk provides dry cleaning services, luggage storage and daily newspapers. Guests can use the business centre or make travel arrangements at the concierge desk. Local gifts can be purchased at the hotelfs souvenir shop. Landmark Fitness Club is located on the 49th floor, and guests can use the facilities at a surcharge. There is also a barber and beauty shop, as well as a photo studio at the property. Offering spectacular views from the 68th floor, restaurant Shikitei offers Japanese dishes, and French full courses are served at Le Ciel restaurant. You can enjoy a late-night cocktail with panoramic views of Yokohama Bay at the Sirius Lounge, located on the 70th floor. Royal Park Hotel Yokohama is a 20-minute walk from the Red Brick Warehouse and Yokohama Chinatown. The Pacifico Yokohama convention centre is an 8-minute walk away. Guests can take a 50-minute limousine bus ride to Haneda International Airport or a 2-hour limousine bus ride to Narita International Airport (charges apply).
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    • Hotel New Grand
      Luxury
      Situated right in front of Yamashita Park and looking out to the Yokohama Bay, Hotel New Grand is a renowned classic hotel with nearly a century of first-class hospitality. Motomachi-Chukagai Subway Station is just a 1-minute walk away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Featuring chic ambience and large windows offering ocean or city views, rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, fridge and electric kettle. Minibar and an electric kettle are also provided. The en suite bathroom includes a bath tub and toiletries. While staying at New Grand Hotel, guests can receive massages at the aesthetic salons or purchase gift items at the Sundry Shop. Currency exchange and concierge services are offered. Luggage can be stored at the bell desk for free. Yokohama China Town is a 2-minute walk, and Motomachi shopping area is a 5-minute walk away. The lively Minato-mirai area and JR Yokohama Station are both within an 8-minute subway ride from the property. Le Normandie serves classic French cuisine in an elegant setting with antique interior. Il Giardino offers colourful Italian dishes, while delicately prepared Japanese meals can be enjoyed at Yugyo-an restaurant.
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    • The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
      Luxury
      In the heart of the Minato-Mirai area, just a minute's walk from Minato-Mirai Station, The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu offers spacious rooms with a balcony, spectacular views of Minato-Mirai and free WiFi. It features 6 dining options. Concierge services are available. Rooms have a luxurious interior with floor-to-ceiling windows, a seating area and an LCD TV. Amenities include a fridge, a safe and nightwear. Guests sleep in 2 extra -long double beds. Guests at the Tokyu Bay Yokohama can unwind in the sauna or relax with a massage treatment. The hotel offers ticketing services, as well as currency exchange. Facilities include a 24-hour reception, a babysitting centre and a jewellery shop. French cuisine can be enjoyed at restaurant Queen Alice, while Japanese dishes are offered in a serene Japanese-style dining area at Oshima. The hotel also offers a caf?-restaurant and 2 bars. The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is located in the Queen's Square Yokohama complex, which includes a concert hall, shops and spacious gardens. Itfs directly connected to Minatomirai Subway Station, and only a 30-minute drive from Haneda Airport or a 90-minute drive from Narita Airport.
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    • Hyatt Regency Yokohama
      Luxury
      Set in Yokohama, 600 metres from Yokohama Marine Tower, Hyatt Regency Yokohama offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a concierge service and luggage storage space for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hot tub. Hyatt Regency Yokohama features some units with sea views, and the rooms have a coffee machine. At the accommodation the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Hyatt Regency Yokohama. Sankeien is 4.6 km from the hotel, while Nissan Stadium is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 25 km from Hyatt Regency Yokohama.
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    • Hotel Associa Shin-Yokohama
      Luxury
      Hotel Associa is located directly above Shin-Yokohama Station. The bullet train takes people to Tokyo Station in 17-minutes and to Shinagawa Station in 10-minutes. A direct bus to Haneda International Airport is a 35-minute ride. Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka can be directly accessed from Shin-Yokohama Station. Warm and soundproof rooms made of natural materials feature modern decor and light colors with soft lighting. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the city, and rooms come equipped with an LCD TV, air humidifier/purifier, a small fridge, personal locker and an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and free toiletries. All rooms feature free WiFi. The 24-hour front desk offers dry-cleaning and foreign currency exchange, as well as massage service that can be offered in guestrooms. A Japanese and Western-style buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property atrium. The Associa lounge exclusively available to staying guests offer coffee, tea, herb tea, soft drinks and various other beverages for free. Hotel Associa is located within the station building Cubic Plaza Shin-Yokohama. Guests can enjoy dining at the various restaurants located on floors 9 and 10, or enjoy shopping at stores such as Bic Camera or Uniqlo. Yokohama Arena and the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum are both within a 10-minute walk. Nissan Stadium is a 5-minute taxi ride away.
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    • Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae is situated in Yokohama, within 6 km of Yokohama Marine Tower and 10 km of Sankeien. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Local points of interest like Higashiyamata Park and Showa no Kurashi Museum are reachable within 15 km and 16 km, respectively. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. All rooms have a private bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. American and Asian breakfast options are available each morning at the hotel. Nissan Stadium is 11 km from Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae, while Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 14 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 24 km from the accommodation.
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