Yokohama Chinatown 唐人街一游

My Yokohama walking tour destination is Yokohama’s Chinatown, one of the largest in Asia and in the world.

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世界上最大的唐人街之一就在横滨的中華街 (yokohama chūkagai)

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Mazu temple (天后宫) is a signature temple in most places where Chinese residents reside.

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no matter where you go… u find variations of the adaptations of the well wishes hung in the temples.

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the typical chinese-building-look

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The Kanteibyo (关帝庙) was constructed in 1873 by Chinese residents and it is dedicated to the Chinese god of good business and prosperity.

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You get lotsa shops selling the Chinese goods.

But the most memorable “sight” was this Hello Kitty dressed as a panda! I’ve never been a fan of Hello Kitty, but this really got me :)

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happy but really tired after walking for sooooooooooo long.

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Hello Kitty’s friend! Fortune Kitty :)

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how popular is hello kitty? even Waseda Uni has their own Hello Kitty toy! (saw this when I went to Waseda Uni)

Basically Yokohama is a rather quiet city on a weekday and it’s definitely good for strolls, picnics and taking a day off from people-packed Tokyo!

For more info on Yokohama Chinatown, click here :)

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