Home to about 600 shops and a magnificent festival held in summer
The largest Chinatown in Japan, where you get the feeling you have wandered into China the moment you set foot in the place. The fascinating thing about Yokohama Chinatown is that you can also have fun browsing the Chinese variety shops, as well as having a nice lunch or dinner. The premises feature four decorative gates built based on the feng-shui concept, and temples like Kanteibyo and Masobyo where you can experience Chinese culture. The birthday of Guan Yu, famous for the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, is celebrated with the lively Kanteitan Festival on June 24 of the Chinese lunar calendar with its procession of portable shines, and parade of lion and dragon dances.
|Date||● Kanteitan Festival
July 17, 2017
|Hours||Kanteitan Festival: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (The procession of portable shrines that goes around Chinatown starts at around 3:15 p.m.)|
(Kanteitan Festival venue) Yamashita-cho, Naka Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
|Phone||Yokohama Chinatown Development Association
+81-45-662-1252 (English and Chinese available)
|Opening hours||* Varies depending on the shop.|
|Holidays||* Varies depending on the shop or facility.|
|Access||Alight at "Motomachi-Chukagai Station" of the Minato Mirai Line, and walk for approx. 1 minute.|
* The Kanteitan Festival is held with a ritual and procession of portable shines to celebrate the birthday of Kanseiteikun.
* The Kanteitan Festival is scheduled to be held every year in July.
updated on Sep 29, 2017
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