Tag Archives: Kannai

Yokohama Chinatown 中華街

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If Nagasaki’s Chinatown is Japan’s oldest and most historic, Yokohama’s Chinatown, also known as Chukagai 中華街, is the nation’s largest and most bustling.  Located within the former foreign settlement of Kannai, alongside its European sibling, Bashamichi, the Chinese settlement was … Continue reading

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Kannai 関内 (and Bashamichi 馬車道), or the Former Foreign Settlement of Yokohama

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Yokohama was the first treaty port in Japan to be opened to foreign trade in 1859, and the heart of the foreign concession area was known (and is still known today) as Kannai 関内, or within the Kanmon 関門 (“Kan … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II-14: Side Harbour…(横浜)

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Yokohama is the original treaty port in Japan; it was here, in 1854 that the Treaty of Amity was signed between Commodore Perry (of the United States) and Japan, which forced open Japanese ports to European trade. In fact, the … Continue reading

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