Yokohama Chinatown Spring Festival 2018
Welcome the Lunar New Year over a fortnight of celebrations in the heart of Japan’s largest Chinese community. Yokohama’s Chinatown is always regarded as a sightseeing attraction, but during the Spring Festival the colorful lanterns and decorations make it an even more spectacular scene. Starting with a countdown for Chinese New Year (midnight on February 15) the excitement continues with traditional costumes, music, dance and performances (including lion dances and Chinese acrobatics) at the following weekends. Check the website for a full schedule of events and performances or just head down any time during the festival to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some authentic Chinese cuisine in the area’s numerous restaurants.