The Sights and Smells of the Yokohama Chinatown


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A few weekends ago, I was invited to Yokohama to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Here are some quick facts about this huge city:

  • It’s the largest city in Japan by population. Yes, you read that correctly. While Tokyo is called a city in English, in Japanese it is a metropolis, the only one in the country, and therefore something completely different. If you are curious about the difference in population between Yokohama and the Tokyo area as a whole though…
    Yokohama: 3,697,894 people       vs.       Tokyo: 8,637,098 people!
  • It is 30 minutes south of Tokyo by train
  • It’s a major port city
  • It is home to the largest Chinatown in Japan

The Chinatown was amazing! I walked under the gate and instantly everything was different.

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There were so many different smells, shops lined the street, and even the architecture was different.

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On the left is Peking Duck. A whole one will set you back 8100 yen, while a half is only 4600. On the right is a spiny lobster for 5000 yen.

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These dumplings were amazing; the white ones were filled with pork and the green ones with shrimp. Super hot though!

There were also some things I was shocked by, like this display of ducks. Their heads are still attached; it took me a second to see them.

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I also saw a beautiful temple!

It was rainy most of the time I was there, but the sun came out near the end.

Can’t wait until the next time I’m able to explore Yokohama!

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2 comments

  1. Are you having any problems with flooding? I just saw it on the internet that there were problems in Japan. Love all your blogs and pictures! More gingkos please. Esther

    On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 8:34 AM, A Passport and Chopsticks wrote:

    > Jayelon posted: ” A few weekends ago, I was invited to Yokohama to > celebrate a friend’s birthday. Here are some quick facts about this huge > city: It’s the largest city in Japan by population. Yes, you read that > correctly. While Tokyo is usually considered a city in Eng” >

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