Shopping Japan 〒232-0022 Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama 南区高根町1丁目4 Published on: 28-02-2016
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Why Yokohamabashi Shopping District is special ?
Yokohamabashi Shopping District is a local shopping street that has been selling mainly daily commodities since before World War II. It is a vibrant shopping street with an atmosphere reminiscent of the old days, where face-to-face selling is still valued. A three minute walk from the Municipal Subway Bandobashi station, the 350 meter long arcade is lined with a variety of 135 stores all selling products at reasonable prices. Hand-made cutlets and croquettes are especially popular. The arcade is equipped for all weather conditions and free of vehicles from 13:00 to 20:00 everyday, providing a safe shopping environment.
What to explore at Yokohamabashi Shopping District?
Yokohamabashi Shopping Mall (よこはまばし商店街) is Shotengai, an arcaded avenue with many shops, located in Yokohama. There are many shops that sales foods, daily groceries, and everything else you need for your life. It is one of three major Sgitebgau in Yokohama. They are so cheap and reasonable so that Yokohamabashi is considered as Ameyoko in Yokohama.
Yokohamabashi Street is one of three major Shotengai in Yokohama. It was built in early Showa era. There are hundreds of shops and stores that sale the foods, restaurants, daily groceries, drug store, clothing's and everything else you need for your life. Because everything is so low price, it is considered as Ameyoko in Yokohama. It has even Kimono Store. Fish markets and vegetable markets offers great price. One of the main feature is food stands. There are many food stands that offers the typical Japanese daily dishes. The street is about 400m long and covered by an arcade.
How to get to Yokohamabashi Shopping District?
0. at Yokohama Station.
1. use Yokohama city Subway Blueline to Bandobashi Station.
3. walk east (2 min.)
Japan 〒232-0022 Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama 南区高根町1丁目4
Tips for you
This is the largest or among the largest Showa era shopping arcades in Yokohama. While it's well maintained and a little too clean/nice to have the same old-time feel as the arcade in Rokkakubashi, it's still full of small shops selling fish, vegetables, meats, sweets, etc., as well as restaurants and cafes that have clearly been around for decades. Like the neighborhood behind Isezaki Mall, this area has several Korean shops and restaurants (most unfortunately very expensive for some reason). It's a bit of a hike from the rest of the tourist spots in Yokohama (probably 20 min. from Osanbashi--on the same street, heading perpendicularly away from the port), but it would be a cheap taxi ride. So if you're looking for something a bit off the beaten track--or live in the area and want a cheaper alternative to the local supermarket, it's worth checking out.