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Japantown (San Jose)

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Address: Jackson Street, Between 1st and 7th Streets, San Jose, CA
Phone Number:
4082943138
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A quaint neighborhood with Japanese restaurants, shops and other...

A quaint neighborhood with Japanese restaurants, shops and other attractions.

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San Jose's Japantown is about to receive a major expansion. The empty five-acre "Corporation Yard" is slated for a huge and unique development later this year. Meanwhile, at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

San Jose's Japantown is about to receive a major expansion. The empty five-acre "Corporation Yard" is slated for a huge and unique development later this year. Meanwhile, at least one of the historic buildings, the ancient Ken Ying Low building has been tastefully restored and now features a unique Chinese restaurant, Wenzhou Fish, Noodles & More. More historic buildings are... More 

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Thank Itazura
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a huge area but parking is available (metered as well as a by the hour lot.) Most of the restaurants in this area is good. It can be pricey I like going there for a quiet date.

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Thank cuong1981
Prague, Czech Republic
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Thats not a real japantown. Its only short street with some japanese-styled decoration, two or three restaurants and some shops...

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Thank hubiik
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Looking for some yummy Shabu Shabu? Pokey Sticks? A nice tea set or fancy chopsticks? Japantown in San Jose can provide. There's a great little grocery store, several good restaurants and shops.

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Thank lindsaymac007
Gilroy, California
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

One of my favorite areas of San Jose, took my wife to eat here on our first date, practiced martial arts in various locations in the few blocks. I helped to remodel older buildings there as well

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Thank Norma W
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149 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

ive known and gone here for over 40 years, the place has never changed. the grocery store there has some items that you can not find easily so i stop in every now and then

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Thank antiindian
Santa Barbara, CA/Dallas, TX
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261 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My husband and I recently moved to downtown San Jose and we walked over to Japantown. We absolutely loved it! Yes, it isn't a huge part of San Jose but it is still an important part. We read all the plaques along the sidewalk and we learned a lot about Japanese American history. There are lots of neat shops and... More 

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Thank NicoleHT
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

There are three Japantown's remaining in California, SF, LA and San Jose. The last of these is the most authentic of them all. It truly is a community. Quiet streets not choked off with chains or cheesy Hello Kitty infused stores-but real gift shops like Nichi Bei Bussan, a store with anything Japanese and the warmest people you can meet.... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My daughter and I came here to do some shopping. The employees were all very friendly. We enjoyed a few shops but were disappointed there wasn't more variety. I also should have checked the hours before we came - we got there around 10:30 to find most of the shops were still closed, so we had to wait around. We... More 

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were just there today. Interesting walk down Jackson Street looking at the shops and restaurants. Aromas were wonderful..and the market was a trip!

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