The Japanese quarter along Immermannstrasse
Düsseldorf is home to the largest Japanese community in Germany. Nearly 10,000 Japanese people live in the state capital and characterise the vibrant Little Tokyo. Anyone who longs for the dynamic nature of Asian cities will find it here. Nowhere else in Europe is Japanese life so concentrated in a neighbourhood.
Superb restaurants and izakayas (Japanese pubs) serve authentic Japanese cuisine,
which was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013.
Ramen snack bars, bakeries, bars, hotels, supermarkets and bookshops offer a
unique Japanese atmosphere between the main station and the city centre along
Immermannstrasse and Klosterstrasse. Locals, Japanese business people, young
manga fans and foodies from all over the world come together here to enjoy noodle
soup, sushi, sake and Altbier. It’s easy to see why the Japanese quarter is one of the
liveliest places in Düsseldorf.
Japanese culture is not only to be found in Little Tokyo. You can also stroll through
the Japanese Garden in the Nordpark to the EKŌ-Haus in Düsseldorf-Niederkassel,
where you can marvel at the Buddhist temple.