"Part II: More Shopping and Eating" Top 5 Page for this destination Japantown Tip by atufft

Japantown, San Francisco: 25 reviews and 50 photos

  Sign on Geary Street
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  • Sign on Geary Street - San Francisco
      Sign on Geary Street
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  • Japanese Model at Japan Center - San Francisco
      Japanese Model at Japan Center
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  • Indoor Mall of Japan Center - San Francisco
      Indoor Mall of Japan Center
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  • Japanese Style Stairs and Cherry Blossoms - San Francisco
      Japanese Style Stairs and Cherry Blossoms
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  • Japanese Cafe in the Mall - San Francisco
      Japanese Cafe in the Mall
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Anchor businesses in Japan Town are mostly Japanese-American companies that manage the center and the adjacent hotels. The annual Cherry Blossom festival is an important cultural event in this one of three remaining Japanese neighborhoods in the USA (the others are in San Jose and Los Angeles). Parking is generally pretty easy, and the indoor mall environment one of the largest in the city. There are several memorial statues and fountains outside on the Webster Street center, and inside are quaint Japanese style staircases and pavilions. Bridges of the mall span two city streets. This is a good place to shop for things Japanese in character-- furniture, house decore, art, ornamental plants, cooking supplies, and so on. There are a large number of Japanese restaurants and tea cafes.

Address: Post and Buchanan, San Francisco, CA 94115
Directions: Just north of Geary and south of Sutter, between Laguna and Fillmore.
Phone: (415) 567-4573
Website: http://www.sfjapantown.org/index.html

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2007
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