“Yokohama Daiseikai,” located in Yokohama China Town, is a Chinese food entertainment museum. The museum is modeled after an amusement center “Daiseika,” which has existed in Shanghai since the early 1900s.Visitors can learn about the history, culture, and arts of China, and enjoy creative Chinese dishes.
“Shinyokohama Raumen Museum” is an amusement park about Raumen. Raumen is a very popular Japanese noodle dish which was originally introduced from China. The amusement park gives visitors opportunities to learn about the history and general knowledge of Raumen and to eat popular noodles from throughout Japan. On the two basement floors, visitors can explore a replica of some streets and houses in Tokyo’s old town of the 1950s.
“Yokohama City Central Wholesale Market” serves to be a kitchen of Yokohama citizens. The central wholesale market features its auction sales, starting from early morning. Let’s take part in an annual market festival, in October!
“KIRIN YOKOHAMA Beer Village” marks its 100th anniversary this year. Visitors can enjoy drinking original beer and eating foods that go well with beer. If you are beer lovers, please visit this facility.
“Yokohama Daiseikai,” also called “DASKA,” is a theme park in the motif of Shanghai in the 1920-30s. Visitors can enjoy authentic Chinese dishes and experience Chinese culture.
Yokohama, having a sister city relationship with Shanghai, opened the theme park in November 2003 to further strengthen Japan-China ties. “Yokohama Daiseikai” is now one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Yokohama China Town.
In “Daiseikai Museum” on the 7th and 8th floors, items related to Chinese culture/history/arts and art works are displayed under the theme of China.
In “Daiseikai Theater” on the 6th and 7th floors, visitors can enjoy watching Chinese acrobatic performances, classic Chinese opera performances, and classic Chinese music performances.
In “Chinese Food Court” on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, visitors can enjoy eating meals that are also popular in China or available only in Yokohama Daiseikai. Shanghai dish restaurants serve light and creative meals, and Cantonese dish restaurants offer full course meals and healthy sweets.
In “DASK Market” on the 1st and 2nd floors, there are Yokohama China Town’s largest souvenir shops.
Japanese “Raumen” noodles originate from Chinese soup noodles. Chinese soup noodles were adjusted in accordance with the Japanese climate and four seasons, and Raumen noodles which maximize geographical characteristics were invented. Raumen noodles are loved by many Japanese.
“Shinyokohama Raumen Museum,” located near Shinkansen Shinyokohama Station, is a museum about Raumen. This museum gives people opportunities to learn about the history, features, and general knowledge of Raumen and eat popular noodles from throughout Japan. On the two basement floors, visitors can explore a replica of some streets and houses in Tokyo’s old town of around the year 1958.
“Yokohama City Central Wholesale Market” was born in 1931, as eastern Japan’s first central wholesale market. This market has gotten over many difficulties and then developed. It has been serving to support Yokohama citizens’ food life and culture, through distributing of perishable goods (fruits, seafood, and eggs). Auction sales are sequentially held from 4:30 a.m. Some goods are retailed to general consumers.
In an annual market festival of October, a demonstration of tuna cutting is given, and fresh foodstuff bazaars and Yokohama beef sampling/sales events are held, and vegetables and fruits are sold by auction in open-air stalls.
“KIRIN YOKOHAMA Beer Village” marks its 100th anniversary this year. People can get the opportunity to see how beer is produced (ingredients, preparing, fermenting, storing, filtering, and packaging procedures) under brewery tour conductor’s guidance (advance reservation required). Through movies and displays, visitors can learn about the history of KIRIN beer (invented in the Meiji Period in Yokohama), the current and past environment surrounding beer, and environmental measures that beer factories take. Visitors can also sample fresh beer. In the redbrick building of “PUB BREWERY SPRING VALLEY,” modeled on breweries of the early Meiji Period, people can drink fresh and original beer. Participants of “Beer Making Experience Class (Eligibility: people aged 20 or older)” can learn about the enjoyment of creating something and beer culture through making beer.
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Edited by : Arlynne Hurley