Wabutsu Ya Kaya is a retail store found in Yokohama at the entrance of Yokohama Chinatown. “Wabutsu” means Japanese goods, and the items you find at Wabutsu Ya Kaya are unique, colorful, and fun. Many of the objects are made with the fusion of traditional and modern Japanese designs. From “furoshiki,” traditional wrapping cloths, “tenugui”, washcloths, tabi-style socks, to many other Japanese miscellaneous goods, you can find special gifts that will be much appreciated by your friends and family back home; especially those who love both traditional and modern Japan. Of course, if you are looking for location specific souvenirs, you can find Yokohama items at Wabutsu Ya Kaya as well.
Wabutsu Ya Kaya in Yokohama Chinatown
Chukagai Odori is the main street in Yokohama Chinatown where you’ll notice it can be very busy both on the weekdays and weekends. Though once you step into Wabutsu Ya Kaya, the carefully designed items sold at this store will bring you a little calmness and peaceful feelings. It has many colorful and attractive Japanese goods that make people stop and wonder what else is in the store.
Kaya tabi socks that you want to show off
Find Yokohama related souvenirs
Since you can also view Mt. Fuji from Yokohama and the surrounding areas, you also find in this section items that resemble this active volcano. Mt. Fuji is the most famous and most popular mountain in Japan, so this would also be a great souvenir as well. Additionally, in this section you’ll find masks and traditional Japanese “temari” balls that are designed by artists in this area, or have some meaning to this location.
The most popular souvenirs at Wabutsu Ya Kaya
Enjoy Chinatown after shopping
Rakuen serves Cantonese cuisine, which is from Southern China, along with food from Hong Kong and Macao. There are four main Chinese cuisines, and Cantonese cuisine is considered blander and not as spicy as the rest. A couple of times I have visited this restaurant, I always had a great meal which is why I highly recommend eating at this location when you are in Yokohama Chinatown.
Find special items at Wabutsu Ya Kaya
If you are looking for something with a fusion of traditional and modern Japan, you definitely want to visit Wabutsu Ya Kaya. It is a store filled with many colorful and unique items that make it hard to leave the store empty handed. If you are looking for items for yourself, you’ll find many items you can carry every day from Japanese designed iPhone cases to your own chopsticks. There is also a collection of Yokohama local specific items, so if you want something from Yokohama, you will also find here. The store is located in one of the most exciting and energetic parts of Yokohama, the Chinatown, so if you visit Wabutsu Ya Kaya, make sure to wander into Chinatown and get lost in this mini China in Japan!
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