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Japan Center

Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-922-6776
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Explore Japanese culture in the city's famed neighborhood. Japan Center's authentic architecture, shops, and food-plus the presence of the Peace Pagoda-make it one of Japantown's prized landmarks.
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Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Lots of cool shops and interesting architecture. Can buy lots of Japanese bric-a-brac

Thank Juhi K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went here specifically to try the Dragon’s Breath - little ice cream balls of liquid nitrogen - but had a great time exploring all the little shops and Japanese products in the mall. Would be great on a rainy day as it is all...More

Thank meganite2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Japan Center AKA Japantown is one of those unique points of cultural intersection in San Francisco. There is the large outdoor central space in the middle of the facility where various events are held or people can just sit back and enjoy the ambience. Then,...More

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

There are a bunch of authentic Japanese restaurants around the center with good food and reasonable prices. Recommended by a friend who lived for many years in Japan. Good movie theater here also.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Bathrooms clean! We were there on a rainy day, so not sure how this might have changed the review. We walked the "self-guided" tour and found it very lacking in activity. The buildings are interesting, but I wasn't really that impressed. Lots of authentic Japanese...More

Thank christophermiller1
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, and the surroundings look very nice, just the usual Japanese themed shops and Japanese restaurants and even a 'Japanese mall' with anything Japanese, not big as the SF China town.

1  Thank Mark t
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a city shopping mall with an unattractive design. Not a great result from 70s urban renewal. It is saved by an excellent movie theater and some great Japanese restaurants in the mall and in the area.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If you're moderately interested in Japan or Japanese culture or a full-fledged Japanophile; you will not be disappointed. I venture to say even a person who isn't acquainted with Japan or Japanese culture would enjoy it. Amazing stores with notebooks; stationary, kimonos, Japanese ceramics or...More

1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Japan Center in the heart of Japantown is a two level mall with all types of stores that sell predominantly Japanese goods. If it is made in Japan, you can probably find some variation of it here. There are some good Japanese restaurants in the...More

Thank Bigredmachine
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

My daughter and I visited the Japan Center during our trip to San Francisco and absolutely loved the feeling of being transported to Japan. The food options were unique as well as the shops. We especially liked Ichiban Kan, the store with literally everything you...More

Thank Amy D
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