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Japantown

Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-922-6776
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A small neighborhood with Japanese restaurants, shops and other attractions.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“japan town” (26 reviews)
“bakso” (38 reviews)
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Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco, CA
Japantown
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+1 415-922-6776
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"japan town"
in 26 reviews
"bakso"
in 38 reviews
"japanese culture"
in 16 reviews
"peace pagoda"
in 10 reviews
"daiso store"
in 6 reviews
"post street"
in 6 reviews
"hotel kabuki"
in 5 reviews
"pika pika"
in 4 reviews
"japanese goods"
in 4 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 3 reviews
"window shop"
in 3 reviews
"specialty shops"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"union square"
in 4 reviews
"anime"
in 16 reviews
"bookstore"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went twice to Japantown, and my daughter was so excited. They have Daiso, where you can find great bargains and authentic Japanese items. There are many wonderful stores and the Japanese ice cream and Mochi are to kill for🔪🔪 Japantown is unique, and I...More

Thank April M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We arrived in San Francisco not knowing what to do. Yes, my boyfriend and I decided to take a day trip. Honestly, picking this location was better than we expected. We were papered for the weather, after searching the forecast online before leaving. The mall...More

Thank LauraLee J
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We walked thru here on a day when the weather was not so nice, and it was too early for dinner so not a lot going on. But it was still kind of interesting to walk thru the area and window shop and people watch.

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It was a good way to spend an afternoon. Many of the dessert places and restaurants had lines of people waiting to get in. We went to a couple of the anime shops. If you/your kids like Tottoro you'll find all your swag here!

1  Thank TENNDAWG
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must see if you have a love for Japanese culture! I recommend planning on spending at least two hours here if you really want to experience both the food and shopping- and that’s a minimum! The convenience store Daiso was really fun to...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Japan Center except for the smash&grab on our rental car. The police office said it was the fourth one they had to deal with that day alone. We won't be back until they can clean up the crime in the...More

1  Thank 833bruceh
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Japantown is a great little area, about 4 square blocks, with a lot of things that come to mind to a lot of Americans when thinking of Japan. Anime books stores, sushi and ramen shops and convenience stores with lots of funky imports. Its a...More

Thank marion f
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I've been to San Francisco a few times and Japantown is a must visit place for food, deserts, and anime related things for the kids. We all enjoyed the atmosphere there and would return again when in town.

Thank Ccmm Z
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This was the old Japanese neighborhood before Japanese-Americans were removed during WWII. But since it's come back with a real Asian shopping center and a very large selection of excellent affordable Japanese restaurants,

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Japantown currently standing in SF is not the original Japantown. The original was destroyed in the name of "urban renewal" back in the 70s. The Victorians in the neighborhood were falling apart and hard to maintain so they were bulldozed and the current Japantown...More

1  Thank Lino E
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Lindsay C
6 April 2017|
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Response from Rose Ada M | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage under the mall. I usually use public transportation which is convenient and inexpensive.
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Fiona C
24 June 2016|
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Response from Monique P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think it is. My family and I walked around 9:00pm and the streets were busy but we felt safe.
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LoveStayingAway
26 February 2015|
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Response from ChitoD | Reviewed this property |
Stay around Union Square, which is pretty central to SF sites: Shopping centers, Chinatown, Financial District, North Beach and the Embarcadero. You could walk to these places or take the muni or the cable car, which can... More
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