Yokohama Chinatown (Chinese: 横浜中華街; pinyin: yokohama chūkagai) is a Chinatown located in the Yamashita-cho area of Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Before 1955, it was called Karajin-machi or Nankin-machi. The majority of overseas Chinese are from Guangdong Province, but they are dispersed throughout China. Shanghai Road, Zhongshan Road, Fujian Road, and other alleys named after places are intersecting each other, and there are many people from those places in each alley. The Chinese population in the district is over 6,000. This is about 40% of the total number of foreigners registered in the district.
There are more than 500 stores in an area of about 0.2 square kilometers, making it the largest Chinatown in Japan and the largest in East Asia, with a history of more than 150 years dating back to the Nitta Settlement in Yokohama in 1866 (Keio 2). It is one of the three largest Chinatowns in Japan, along with Nankinmachi in Kobe and Shinchi Chinatown in Nagasaki.
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