Immermann-Strasse & Mitte

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The Immermannstrasse in Düsseldorf’s city centre runs from the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) crossing the Oststrasse to the Berliner Allee. Entering this street brings the pedestrian into a different world. This is the heart of the Japanese community.

The vast majority of corporations, enterprises and the eatery scene reveal all aspects of Japan. Whether business men and women, strolling couples, wives shopping, kids and teenagers, throughout the day and night, the language they speak is Japanese.

Expats from Nippon and elsewhere can purchase a wide range of Asian goods. Whether groceries, books & magazines, gifts and leisure goods, interior design accessories, sake, breads, sweets and so on are all available in and around the Immermanstrasse. The Japanese travel agencies, beauty salons, massage salons, real estate agencies, pharmacies, and laundries all speak the native tongue.

For lovers of sushi, sashima, tempura and other Japanese delicacies as well as other Asian foods, this district is a perfect place to head. Most reveal a healthy proportion of Asian patrons, giving others the confidence to partake of their cuisine. The traditional sushi bar Kikaku popular amongst the community, for instance, has been on the Klosterstrasse for well over thirty years.