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Encyclopedia > Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama Chinatown's Goodwill Gate
Yokohama Chinatown's East Gate
Yokohama Chinatown's East Gate
Temple in Yokohama Chinatown
Temple in Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chūkagai; Traditional Chinese: 橫濱中華街; Mandarin Pinyin: Héngbīn zhōnghuájiē; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan. Just south of Tokyo. It has about 150 years of history. These days only a few Chinese people still live in Chinatown, but it has population of about 3000 to 4000. Most of the residents are from Guangzhou (Canton) but many come from other regions. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 258 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copy from Japanese wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 258 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copy from Japanese wikipedia. ... One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 896 KB) Description: Entrance to the Chinatown in Yokohama, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 896 KB) Description: Entrance to the Chinatown in Yokohama, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 892 KB) If you use this image outside of projects of the Wikimedia Foundation please attribute it to Wikimedia Commons or another project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 892 KB) If you use this image outside of projects of the Wikimedia Foundation please attribute it to Wikimedia Commons or another project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in Japan (larger than Chinatowns in both Kobe and Nagasaki) and it is one of the largest in the world. There are over 200 restaurants alone (other shops are not included for this number). Kobe ) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1. ... Nagasaki ) ( ) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. ...

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History

In 1859, When the sea port opened in Yokohama, many Chinese and European immigrants arrived in Japan and formed a foreign settlement. Later ferry services between Yokohama and Shanghai and Hong Kong were started. Many Chinese traders came to Japan and built a Chinese School, Chinese Community Center and various other facilities in what represented the beginning of Chinatown. However, government regulations at the time meant that immigrants were not permitted to live outside of the designated foreign settlement area. In 1899 changing laws gave Chinese increased freedom of movement while reinforcing strict rules on the types of work Chinese people were allowed to carry out. Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


In 1923, the Kanto Area was devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Around 100,000 people were killed and approximately 1.9 million people became homeless. Chinatown also suffered and with many immigrants choosing to return to China instead of rebuilding their livelihoods in Yokohama. Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake ) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ...


In 1937, full-scale war between China and Japan erupted, effectively stopping further growth of Chinatown. Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants China Japan Commanders Chiang Kai-shek, Chen Cheng, Yan Xishan, Feng Yuxiang, Li Zongren, Xue Yue, Bai Chongxi, Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai Hirohito, Hideki Tojo, Kotohito Kanin, Matsui Iwane, Hajime Sugiyama, Shunroku Hata, Toshizo Nishio, Yasuji Okamura, Umezu Yoshijiro, Fumimaro Konoe Strength 58,600,000 4,100,000...


After the war ended, Chinatown once again began to grow. In 1955, a goodwill big gate was built. That is when the Chinatown was officially recognized and called Yokohama Chukagai (Yokohama Chinatown).


In 1972, Japan established diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China, and severed relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan and interest amongst Japanese people grew leading to an explosion in the number of visitors to Chinatown with it becoming a major sightseeing spot in Yokohama. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


On February 2, 2004, the Minato Mirai Line railway was opened including the Motomachi-Chukagai Station station that serves Chinatown directly. The Yokohama High-Speed Railway Minato Mirai 21 Line (横浜高速鉄道みなとみらい21線), commonly known as the Minato Mirai Line (みなとみらい線), is a 4. ... Station platform Motomachi-ChÅ«kagai Station ), is an underground station located in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. ...


Transportation

Chinatown can be reached by train, bus, seabus and car.


Train

The Yokohama High-Speed Railway Minato Mirai 21 Line (横浜高速鉄道みなとみらい21線), commonly known as the Minato Mirai Line (みなとみらい線), is a 4. ... Station platform Motomachi-ChÅ«kagai Station ), is an underground station located in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. ... Shibuya station platform The statue of Hachiko is a famous meeting place. ... A northbound Keihin-Tohoku line rapid train bound for Minami-Urawa pauses at Ueno Station The Keihin-Tohoku Line (京浜東北線) is a 59 km railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Warabi, Kawaguchi, Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. ... Im going here tonight. ... Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin KyÅ«kō (京浜急行) line. ...

Bus

There are 6 bus routes from Yokohama Station East bus depot and from Sakuragicho Bus Depot, 16 bus routes that go to Yokohama Chinatown. Yokohama Station, located in Yokohama City in the Kanagawa Prefecture, is centered around rail. ... Top view of Sakuragicho Station Sakuragichō Station ), is located in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. ...


Seabus

  • Seabus (Ferry)

Highway

  • Shuto Expressway K1 Yokohane Route, Yokohama Koen (Yokohama Park) Exit
  • Shuto Expressway K3 Kariba Route. (At Tomei Expressway Intersection, go Hodogaya Bypass then exit at Shin Yamashita.)
  • Shuto Expressway Wangan Line (Via Tokyo Bay Aqua Line Tunnel, Exit at Shin Yamashita.)
  • Tomei Expressway (Via Hodogaya Bypass)

A map of the Expressway Shuto Expressway , lit. ... The Tōmei (東名) Expressway runs alone the Pacific Coast of Honshū, Japans main island, from Tōkyō (東=東京) to Nagoya (名=名古屋). It connects to the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway [1] system at Yoga (place) (用賀), in Setagaya, Tokyo. ...

See also

Chinatowns in Asia are widespread with a large concentration of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia and ethnic Chinese whose ancestors came from southern China - particularly the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, and Hainan - and settled in countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam... Kobe Chinatown (Nankin-machi) (Japanese: 南京町; Traditional Chinese: 南京街) is located on Kobe, Japan. ... Chinese in Japan, also referred to as kakyou (Japanese: 華僑, literally Chinese sojourners) or zainichi chuugokujin (Japanese: 在日中国人, literally Chinese people resident in Japan), have a history going back for centuries or even millenia. ... Koreatown (Korean: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. ...

External links

  • Yokohama Chinatown Official Website (Japanese)
  • City of Yokohama - Yokohama Sightseeing Spots Chinatown Area (English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

 
 

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