Updated: February 12, 2017
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3 International Dining Areas Around Tokyo!

Do you know that other than Japanese food, get a whole new experience of these 'Little Towns' in Japan!

1. Chinatown in Yokohama

Yokohama (横浜) is Japan's second largest city with a population of over three million. Yokohama is located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, and is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokohama Chinatown (Yokohama Chukagai) is Japan's (and the world's) largest chinatown, located in central Yokohama.

Yokohama Chinatown was firstly developed after the port of Yokohama had been one of the first Japanese ports to be opened to foreign trade in 1859.

It quickly became a residential place of the many Chinese traders who settled down in Japan, and eventhough now the actual residents are decreasing, there are still many shops and restaurant you can enjoy as a tourist.

2. Koreatown in Shin Okubo

Koreatown in Tokyo located at Shin Okubo area.

Shin Okubo Station lies on the JR East Yamanote Line in Shinjuku Ward less than one kilometer north of Shinjuku Station. It is also less than 3 minutes walk from Okubo Station on the Chuo Sobu Line.

There you can find many Korean descendants living there as Zainichi Koreans (在日韓国人). It is an authentic Korean town therefore you can expect to dine and experience authentic korean foods there, such as the infamous snack combination of beer and chicken, jajangmyun (black bean sauce noodles), chijimi (korean pancake), and more!

You can even find K-pop stuffs and Korean groceries in many groceries store run by the Zainichi Koreans there, so it is really recommended for K-pop lovers and those who likes to cook or eat Korean foods!

3. Francetown in Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka (神楽坂) is a fashionable shopping and dining district along a sloping street in Tokyo near Iidabashi Station.

It is close to both the Tokyo University of Science and Hosei University, and what makes it a Francetown is because there is also a French academy which is run by the French government, and features a language school and cultural center with a well-groomed garden and cute shop, Rive Gauche.

There is a quite big French community here, too.
Enjoy international dining here and enrich your culinary experience in Tokyo!
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