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Address: Isezakicho, Yokohama 231-0045, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Famous but no worth to dare to visit to visitors

This shopping area was once the most prosperous in Yokohama, but now the area around Yokohama Station is more prosperous. This shopping area is famous for Japanese, especially... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This shopping area was once the most prosperous in Yokohama, but now the area around Yokohama Station is more prosperous. This shopping area is famous for Japanese, especially, elderly due to popular song that was popular over 40 years ago.Access is nice, two stations are available, one is JR Kannai Station, and the other is Subway Kannai Station.Shops are generally... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

It at first seems like a charming street mall with heaps of food to indulge in. However, I did begin to notice the red-light district in some of the side streets. It is not so much a bad thing however, I found it quite interesting that it existed in such an area that sees vast amounts of food traffic of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Isezakicho has gone downhill since the early 1970s, the Matsuya department store is long gone though the physical building is still there. The Nozawaya is also gone, though part of the facade is still intact. Yurindo bookstore still there. Don Quijote (that's the way they spell it in English) store down the way a bit has a lot of stuff.... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

The main street has lots of nice restaurants, stores and whatnot. The side streets are where the love hotels, soaplands, and other questionable businesses are... INteresting for a walk - especially in the early evening.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

2 posts on Trip Advisor said to go to this area for the shopping. Walked around for a few hours and unless you want to see a few brooms or flowers or napkins for sale - dont waste your time.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I like Isezaki. It has character. It is off the main tourist routes, and it is modest, but that is its charm. It is for ordinary folk, with limited means, so you will find bargains here, like a nice little souvenir shop, where the owner speaks English, and a great little second hand clothes shop. Someone has spent money on... More 

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