Yoshidamachi: Drinking and Eating in Yokohama

Yoshidamachi Drinking and eating in Yokohama
Yoshidamachi Drinking and eating in Yokohama

Yoshidamachi: Drinking and eating in Yokohama - The area around Tokyo is rich in famous drinking areas such as Shibuya Nonbei Yokocho and Shinjuku Golden Gai. These well-visited places are often so well attended that they are often populated by tourists and large crowds so that visitors have little opportunity to entertain themselves and drink something.

This is where Yoshidamachi, Streetwalking and hopping paradise comes into play. This well-kept secret for evening drinkers and night owls offers an exciting selection of drinking opportunities, a local audience, and a rich history. In the 1850s, when Japan opened its ports for the first time in the Western world, foreigners and locals visited Yoshidamachi for cultural exchange and celebrations. Just a few minutes away from the port of Tokyo, the well-located road once served as a trading market. Today Yoshidamachi has turned into a lively entertainment district with almost 100 drinking and dining options.

To transform such a collection of drinking and eateries comfortably into a nightlife of 250 meters in diameter makes Yoshidamachi an incredibly entertaining place for bar hopping. Visitors can simply enjoy five or six bars in a single excursion and with the variety of bar themes no two experiences will be the same. The attraction of Yoshidamachi is enormously increased by the sheer number of varieties with a unique atmosphere and experience.

Fancy a board game, jazz or a special magic show while you drink? No problem. Interested in the international mix that has contributed to turning this area into a drinking scene? You will be very happy to find Greek, Scottish, Korean, Chinese, American, French and Italian bars, just to name a few. Japanese bars and restaurants complement the scene with dozens of choices.

For the most adventurous drinkers, some of the bars on the route are open 24 hours a day, and some of these bars do not open until midnight! Red light sites begin to reveal themselves, just as they come later in the night.

International selection

Since Yoshidamachi was once occupied by the Americans, the street today still has an American presence, with the famous craft-Beer bar antenna American as one of the flagship bars stands out. Comfortable indoor seating for sports bar fans and outdoor terraces overlooking the city over several floors make this a must-visit destination. A large selection of craft beers attracts hop heads from all over the world.

The Wyvern Scottish Bar is an excellent place for whiskeys and drinks of a greater variety, Los Tontos is a popular Western-style pub with Spanish food choices and L ' Atelier 1959 has a French special chef who has a first-class cooking school has completed. The international locations are among the dozens. So if you want to taste specialties from all over the world, look no further.

Local Tastes

Do you prefer something authentic Japanese? Try one of the various Izakaya, Teppanyaki or Oden stores for your choice of food. There are several good restaurants with private rooms and tatami seating to start the night.

The street is almost door-to-door lined with a number of Japanese-style bars. Try an incredibly lively bar if you are looking for a very accessible way to meet the locals and have a quick conversation. If you fancy something quiet or romantic, there are dozens of smaller boutique bars with the right mix of lighting and music to sit back and relax.

The icon bar nobility, led by the world champion bartender Takafumi Yamada, is one of the most famous bars in Yokohama. This noble hotel is a must for anyone looking for a five-star hotel in staff, interior design, and beverage selection. Bar Noble is the perfect destination for those who have high expectations of their drinking experience.

Neighborhood Events

As a truly unified district, Yoshidamachi organizes events that change the neighborhood several times a year. In the warmer months, the entire road is locked for vehicles and tables and chairs fill the streets. This outdoor beer garden creates a carnival atmosphere that you should not miss. In the year 2017, the summer festival lasted from 22 July to 26 August from 15.00 to 21.00 hrs every day. There are many events around the main holidays of the year as well as a costume-filled Halloween festival, New Year celebrations and much more.

Yoshidamachi is a rare combination where a city of history has kept pace with time and is constantly adapting to the needs of today's generation. It is a fascinating little area full of strange bars, restaurants and entertainment facilities that are highly recommended to anyone looking for an unforgettable evening experience.

Get there

Yoshidamachi is located in the Kannai district of Yokohama and is easily accessible from Yokohama or Tokyo.

Next stations to Yoshidamachi:
  • 2 minutes walk from JR Kannai Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Yokohama City Subway Kannai Station

From Yokohama Station:
  • 5-minute drive with the Negishi line to the Kannai station

From Tokyo Station:
  • 40 minutes drive with the Keihintohoku line to Kannai station

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