Course:Isezaki-cho Blues

about the course

Yokohama by night, Isezaki-cho by night. Go into the alleyway and you’re in the hidden spot with good bars.
This course will take you to carefully chosen four bars and restaurants that still have the taste of the Showa period.
Indulge yourself in nostalgia and a bit of melancholia. More and more lanterns are being lit.

Take one street in at Isezaki Mall and you can find a place where Isezaki-cho from the Showa period still remains. Hoo ray!

1.JR Kannai Station North Exit

Your journey starts here at Kannai station.
We’ll take you on a journey to search for a new aspect of Yokohama!
〒231-0048 1 Horai-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
JR Negishi Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Yokohama Line


2.Nanban-ya Isezaki branch

Since its inception in 1984, they have kept making their coffee by direct roasting with charcoal fire. A variety of coffee beans are displayed in line.
They have lots of original sweets, too. This is such an intriguing coffee maker in the alley.
The coffee smell floats in the alley, and it draws you to the shop.
The shop is on the alley, which kind of serves as a corridor to the shop and you can glance the whole merchandise together.
Directly roasted with charcoal fire, they have a variety of coffee beans, so go find the very coffee that suit you.
‘The essence of milked coffee’, which you just need to mix with milk, has rich flavour and is highly recommended!
Closes irregularly
〒231-0045  1F Dai1 Ise Building 1-3-1 Isezaki-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken TEL:045-253-1213
・2 minutes’ walk from JR Kannai Station


3.Izakaya Chohachi

Beyond the noren curtains is a pub. It’s crowded with lots of people.
So many dishes are on the menu on the whole walls that I don’t know which ones to order!
The pub somehow makes me want to drink sake with its Showa vibe.
There’s a gap 5 cm high from the road, but the pub is easy to get in with the sliding door.
The height of the tables is just about right for wheelchair users, too.
The dishes taste good and they go well with the drinks. Their shimesaba, salted and vinegared mackerel, is homemade and it’s superb.
Monday to Friday・Saturday:11:00-13:30
Monday to Friday:16:00-22:00
Closed : Sunday
〒231-0041 2-2 Yoshida-machi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken TEL:045-252-7216
・6 minutes’ walk from JR Kannai Station
・8 minutes’ walk from Bashamichi Station, Minato-Mirai Line
・6 minutes’ walk from Isezaki-Choja-Machi Subway Station


4.Noge Oden

An old oden restaurant first opened in 1903. It started off as a food stall, and moved to the current Yoshida-machi location in 1913.
The traditional flavours, the establishment having undergone lots of trouble, has soaked up the history of Yokohama.

11:30-14:00 / 17:00-21:00
Closed: Sundays, obon holidays and year end / New Year’s holiday
〒231-0041 2-6 Yoshida-machi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken TEL:045-251-3234
・3 minutes’ walk from JR Kannai Station
・2 minutes’ walk from Kannai Subway Station


5.Noto Daiko

A Japanese grill restaurant with the banner flapping outside it near Fukutomi-cho.
Other than the teppan grill dishes, sashimi are also lined up. Their really hot cheese dishes are excellent!
This restaurant is robatayaki, fireside-cooking, which you rarely come across these days.
There’s a gap of a stair at the entrance, but it’s OK if you just ask for help.
It’s so comfortable here that I might end up drinking too much!
The grilled whelks in spicy miso was fantastic!

〒231-0033 8-124 Choja-machi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken TEL:045-252-8090
・5 minutes’ walk from Hinode-cho Station, Keikyu Line

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