Yokohama: Chinatown / Motomachi Area
Yokohama’s Chinatown is the largest such district of any city in Japan and as such, ranks among the city’s most popular destinations. The area boasts hundreds of restaurants and shops with the cuisine and vibrant ambience of the district being the main attraction. In the area in and around Chinatown, you’ll also find plenty of accommodation options, most of which are mid-range hotels to budget lodges with a couple of notable high-end options including Hotel New Grand and Hyatt Regency located nearby Yamashita Park and looking toward Tokyo Bay.
Located to the south of Chinatown district, Motomachi and Yamate were popular with foreigners who resided in the city after Japan re-opened to the world during the Meiji Restoration. While most of the original buildings no longer remain, the main shopping street retains a distinctly Western atmosphere and offers visitors a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and a handful of accommodation options.
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Most-easily accessed via Motomachi-Chukagai Station – less than 10 minutes by train from Yokohama Station – they are two of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Accommodation listings for other areas in Yokohama can be found through the following pages: Yokohama Station Area – Sakuraguchi Station Area — Kannai Station Area — Minato Mirai 21 / Bayside Area – Shin-Yokohama Station Area.