Eat to Your Heart's Content at JOINUS Yokohama, A Quick Trip Out of Tokyo

Kanto Food Yokohama 2019.07.01
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JOINUS shopping mall in Yokohama has just about anything you could want, including 56 different restaurants!
The Romantic Port City of Yokohama (横浜)
As a seaside town with lovely coastal parks and a great view of Tokyo Bay, Yokohama City is a popular date spot among the people of Japan, especially those living in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

With a ramen museum, a big ferris wheel, the famous Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and abundant shopping and restaurants, there are lots of great date spots. Families with kids will have a great time too, seeing the sights and enjoying the fresh ocean air. If you're spending time with friends, and want a leisurely shopping trip, you'll love the spacious and lively malls, with plenty of places to hang out and snack. For travelers who want to get away from the crowds of downtown Tokyo, Yokohama's a great day trip.
Take a Look Around JOINUS's Expansive Facilities
If you're looking for a retail wonderland with plenty of places to browse souvenirs, window shop, and dig into a delicious meal, JOINUS is directly connected to Yokohama Station. Just head to the west exit, and you'll find yourself at the entrance to this huge mall in no time. 
  • JOINUS has all your favorites, plus plenty of popular Japanese chains, and even a number of unique shops that might pique your interest. If you're just visiting Japan, they make it easy to receive a duty-free discount. Spend more than 5,000 yen at any shop, and you'll get a refund on the sales tax!

    ➤ Read more on shopping at JOINUS.

For a Limited Time, Get a Free Train Ticket with Your JOINUS Purchase!

 JOINUS x ENODEN ONE DAY TICKET SPECIAL OFFER NORIORIKUN 

 
Participation Info: 
STEP ❶ Present your ⓵JOINUS receipt of a purchase over 1000yen the same day of purchase and ⓶this JAPANKURU JOINUS article to the tax-free counter at JOINUS.
STEP ❷ You'll get the train pass Noriorikun (のりおりくん) at the counter!!
STEP ❸ Use Noriorikun (のりおりくん) and ride the entire Enoden line (from Kamakura St. to Fujisawa St.) the whole day!
 
 Important Notes: 
・The number of tickets are limited, and the offer ends once tickets are gone.
Period: 5/1/2018 to 2/28/2020
・ Only 1 ticket per person
・Regardless of the amount paid, 1 receipt = 1 ticket.


参加の流れ 
STEP ❶ ジョイナス内店舗にて「当日購入・消費した1,000円以上レシート」と「本JAPANKURU記事画面」を免税カウンターにて提示
STEP ❷「のりおりくん」を免税カウンターにてにてGET!
STEP ❸ のりおりくんを使って、江ノ島・鎌倉を繋ぐ江ノ島電鉄を使って1日エンジョイ!

 注意事項 
・ 数に限りがあります、なくなり次第終了。
 期間:2018年8月20日〜2019年2月28日まで
・ 乗車券交換1人付1枚まで
・ 領収書一枚付き、乗車券1枚のみの交換となります。
After You Shop Till You Drop, Treat Yourself to Dinner at One of 56 Restaurants!
  • The mall has everything you could need for a fun day out, which means it's fully stocked with a huge variety of different eateries. With all kinds of Japanese food, plus lots more, there's something for every palate. Let us recommend a few of our favorites!

    JOINUS Yokohama
    Address: 1-5-1 Minamisaiwai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
    Shopping Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (Restaurant hours vary.)
    Access: Directly connected to Yokohama Station!
    Official Website (en)
Starting Strong with Japanese Favorites

1. Misaki Ichiba (三崎市場)

Restaurants and food courts are often found on the basement floor of Japanese malls and department stores, and JOINUS is no different. This is where you'll find Misaki Ichiba, a shop that specializes in "kaisen-don" (海鮮丼), or fish and seafood rice bowls!
  • All of the fish you find here will be delicious, but the star of the show is their fresh raw maguro (tuna), which is caught nearby, and purchased right from the fish markets. The fresh fish's quality is a luxury we don't always find outside of Japan, so it's worth indulging in while you're here, and the hearty chunks make for a satisfying meal.
  • A bite with a dab of spicy fresh wasabi.
    A bite with a dab of spicy fresh wasabi.
  • Cans of local tuna for sale. Bring one home for a foodie friend! (500 yen)
    Cans of local tuna for sale. Bring one home for a foodie friend! (500 yen)
  • The easy to find shopfront.
    The easy to find shopfront.
Misaki Ichiba
JOINUS: Basement 1st Floor
Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Official Website (jp)

2. Negishi (ねぎし)

This restaurant specializes in one of Japan's more unusual specialties. Alongside with classic meal sides of rice, pickled vegetables, and soup, Negishi offers entrees of grilled beef tongue! The large grill is situated in an open kitchen, so you can see the chefs at work expertly preparing your meal.
  • Some travelers avoid beef tongue just because they worry the price will be too high. When you think about it, there is far less tongue-meat available than other beef. Not to worry, though, Negishi makes it easy to sample this tender meat, with reasonable tongue dishes available from about 1,000 yen.
  • The tender meat is carefully plated, and ready to eat.
    The tender meat is carefully plated, and ready to eat.
  • Made to order!
    Made to order!
  • They have more common cuts of beef, as well.
    They have more common cuts of beef, as well.
Negishi (ねぎし)
JOINUS: Basement 1st Floor
Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Official Website (en)

3. Hakata Tempura Takao (博多天ぷらたかお)

This tempura joint hails from Fukuoka, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Delicately battered and fried to crispy perfection, the tempura here will make your mouth water.
  • You can certainly get a quick meal of ten-don (天丼), tempura rice bowl, at Hakata Tempura Takao. You'll walk away quite satisfied. But the real treat here is the fresh vegetables and seafood, which can all be ordered one piece at a time. Getting each piece fresh from the hot oil, piping hot and satisfyingly crispy, is a true luxury experience. From around 1,000 yen, a bounty of delicious tempura made with all kinds of ingredients is yours to enjoy.
  • Staff will carefully prepare each morsel one by one.
    Staff will carefully prepare each morsel one by one.
  • Big chunks of fresh vegetables, and lovely pink shrimp.
    Big chunks of fresh vegetables, and lovely pink shrimp.
  • You can also buy some mentaiko (明太子, spicy red pollock roe) souvenirs to take home and snack on. It's a Hakata, Fukuoka specialty. (1,080+ yen)
    You can also buy some mentaiko (明太子, spicy red pollock roe) souvenirs to take home and snack on. It's a Hakata, Fukuoka specialty. (1,080+ yen)
Hakata Tempura Takao (博多天ぷらたかお)
JOINUS: Basement 2nd Floor
Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Official Website (en)

4. Yokohama Nakaya (横浜なかや)

If you've been in Japan for a bit and you want to try something new, this restaurant is all about miso nikomi udon. The dish has a base of miso-flavored stew, a rich and flavorful broth, with a healthy pile of thick udon noodles. Rounded out with vegetables cooked to perfection in the savory broth, it's both very Japanese, and also a little different from what travelers often try on a trip to Japan. You can also opt for kishimen, a similar dish originating from Nagoya, with wider flatter noodles.
  • The dish itself can be had for an affordable 800 yen, and made into a set with rice and pickled vegetables for an additional cost. You can also order a raw egg along with the dish. If you're thinking "now what do I do with a raw egg on my platter?" they have a few serving suggestions! You can dip each item in the raw egg just before eating, like you might do when eating sukiyaki. You can also mix it into your warm rice, making it the classic Japanese "tamagokake gohen" (卵かけご飯). Or, if you want the egg well-cooked, plop it right into the hot soup! It'll add an extra delicious richness to the soup.
  • This miso stew is popular with visitors from all over.
    This miso stew is popular with visitors from all over.
  • If you're in the mood for something a little less steamy, try their (non-soup) miso noodles.
    If you're in the mood for something a little less steamy, try their (non-soup) miso noodles.
Yokohama Nakaya (横浜なかや)
JOINUS: Basement 2nd Floor
Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Official Website (jp)
The Relaxed Atmosphere of JOINUS's Cafe Eateries

5. Wired Cafe (ワイヤードカフェ)

One look at the interior of this brunch cafe, and you can tell it's a little different from the restaurants we've been talking about so far. Wired Cafe has bold retro furnishings and soft lighting, making it a pretty cool place to chill out when you need a break from all your souvenir shopping. They even have a variety of cocktails to go with their food.
  • Of course it's a great place to hang out with friends, but it's also a comfortable space to sit alone! Sometimes solo travelers have a hard time finding a dinner spot where it's easy to spend time by themselves, but Wired Cafe is great for that purpose. A variety of magazines, focusing on different topics and kinds of writing, are put on display around the seating area. They're not just for decoration, you're welcome to leaf through them while you're there. There are also plentiful outlets for charging your phone or laptop. (They even carefully curate the music in the cafe to create a cool environment!)
  • One-plate brunch set, and a cranberry-grapefruit juice. (1,380 yen)
    One-plate brunch set, and a cranberry-grapefruit juice. (1,380 yen)
  • Easy access to outlets for device charging is rare in Japan. Indulge yourself!
    Easy access to outlets for device charging is rare in Japan. Indulge yourself!
  • Feel free to browse the reading material~
    Feel free to browse the reading material~
Wired Cafe
JOINUS: 4th Floor
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (Lunch 11:00 - 15:00)
Official Website (en)

6. Nana's Green Tea

On the third floor of the building, you'll find this green-tea-themed cafe and restaurant. For when you want a simple, light meal, you can try Nana's ochazuke (お茶漬け), a traditional Japanese rice dish that's topped with hot tea! For days when we're feeling a little decadent, they also have parfaits piled with layers of matcha-flavored treats.
  • This store location also has a special themed concept, which is that it's a ~bamboo forest~. The many bamboo poles arranged around the eating space are really atmospheric! It's themed dining, without the kitsch.

    There's also a little souvenir corner inside the cafe, where you can buy Japanese-style gifts to bring home. The most common souvenirs in Japan are always food, so of course Nana's Green Tea has cookies and traditional warabi mochi to give to your friends.
  • The Shop's Most Popular Item: Gateau Chocolat Parfait (1,010 yen)
    The Shop's Most Popular Item: Gateau Chocolat Parfait (1,010 yen)
  • Ochazuke (990+ yen)
    Ochazuke (990+ yen)
  • The souvenir corner, with items for all the green tea lovers in your life.
    The souvenir corner, with items for all the green tea lovers in your life.
Nana's Green Tea
JOINUS: 3rd Floor
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00
Official Website (en)
Shopping, Sightseeing, and Delicious Food, All in One Place
If you're in Tokyo and you end up thinking "Shinjuku? Shibuya? Harajuku? Where do I even go today?" Well, why not spend a day in Yokohama? Breathe in the fresh air off of Tokyo Bay, do a little sightseeing, a little shopping, and finish off your day with a tasty meal; you certainly won't suffer from lack of options!

JOINUS Yokohama
Address: 1-5-1 Minamisaiwai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Shopping Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (Restaurant hours vary.)
Access: Directly connected to Yokohama Station.
Official Website (en)

 

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