Japan

Yokohama’s Chinatown

Before going to Yokohama’s Fireworks Festival…

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Explosions in the Sky

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I first took a detour to Chinatown in Yokohama.

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I only had a little bit of time to spare so I tried to cover as much ground as I could.

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Little did I know that this Chinatown is huge! It is THE largest in ASIA. Not just in Japan …. in Asia.

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Such a lengthy stretch of vibrancy.

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The restaurants all looked and smelled so good, and so inviting!

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a robot that greets and takes your order

So I flirted with my time schedule and gave in to temptations.

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The main attraction is the Kwan Tai Temple.

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Next time I come here, I will plan it at night or during Chinese New Year, with more time to explore, eh? πŸ˜‰

*Images are taken with Samsung S6 except the first two.

Last Call …

Found these two at the train station. πŸ™‚

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Tell me, have you been to any of the Chinatowns of the world?

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    • No. I’ve only been here, the one in San Francisco, and LA. I wouldn’t mind making Nagasaki be my fourth. *Crosses fingers* Thanks for the head’s up!

      • The one in SF is nice. If ii have a chance to go to the East Coast of the US try NYC and Philadelphia’s. Most authentic HKGese food I’ve had outside Hong Kong!

  1. The Hello Kitty in the panda suit threw me for a look for a second 0.o I thought at first glance it was a panda with a bloody mouth!

    • Good to know you’ve been to Yokohama. I haven’t fully explored it but being it a short distance from my place, I have plenty of opportunity to explore some more.

    • Chinatowns are definitely a good place to go for food. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the info and feedback. Chinatowns in Europe sound interesting.

    • I believe you mention this before too. That card might be really something something for you to keep. I loved LA Chinatown because I went there during Chinese New Year and had a blast.

  2. Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur was fab. Hey, I love those cute little golden pigs, are they money boxes? and what’s the tile on the ground by your feet about?
    Very colourful Rommel, happy days !

    • I think the pigs are displays for good luck. They are not money boxes. The tile on the ground seems to show relationships of Chinese and Japanese with other nations.

  3. I absolutely loved the splash of colors in your photos! It was like a treat to the eye. Plus I’m a little biased towards “fireworks” shot as being the best since fireworks are my weakness 😍

    Sadly I have never been to any Chinatowns but I’m glad I could take a virtual tour through your post πŸ™‚

  4. Look at all the colours, so colourful and vibrant. There’s too Chinatown in Lagos, been there a long long time, but of course doubt its up to 5% of this view.

  5. Nice pictures. I have been to China town in San Francisco, California. You make me want to go to Japan, but I would not be able to read the signs or read a menu.

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