Monday, February 18, 2008

Yokohama Chinatown

If I would have free afternoon in Yokohama, where I would go ? One of interesting places is Yokohama Chinatown.

It is located not far from famous Yamashita park and Yokohama passenger port. After entering through decorative gates, it feels somehow different and lively. Many shops and restaurants, street vendors selling food and also giving free samples, tourists and locals buzzing around etc.

Video: my walk around Chinatown during Chinese New Year. Notice decorations.

There are two big temples and following photos are from one of them.

China town
Image: roofs of Chinatown

China town
Image: temple decorations - dragon

Some snow in Chinatown Yokohama
Image: just before Chinese New Year Yokohama was blessed with snow. This is how Chinatown looked then

All of Chinatown fitted into this one picture:

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From Shibuya by Toyoko line (pink) 35 min till station Motomachi-Chukagai (Chinatown). Toyoko line turns into Mintaomirai line after station Yokohama. Althernative - from Shinagawa by Keihin-Tohoku line (blue) till station Kannai and then walk around 10 min.

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