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Japantown (日本町)

Neighborhood and Historic Site
San Jose
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8.6/10
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  • Princess Susannah G.
    "authentic historic Japantowns in the United States"(2 Tips)
    Laura
    "Go to Obon in your kimono for an authentic Japanese experience."(3 Tips)
    Mr G.
    "Parking can sometimes be a challenge."(2 Tips)
    Buttercup D.
    "On Thursdays, they have different fruit flavored mochi too."(4 Tips)
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  • Laura
    LauraFebruary 21
    One of 3 authentic Japantowns in America. It's awesome. They celebrate Obon in the summer. Go to Obon in your kimono for an authentic Japanese experience.
  • Doug C.
    Doug CouchJuly 11, 2017
    One of the last three remaining "Japantowns" in the United States. Amazing food and wonderful people!
  • Lora E.
    Lora ElliottNovember 14, 2015
    A nice little neighborhood that's the right combination of trendy and homey.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FreemanAugust 31, 2014
    Love shopping at biscuits for high quality dog food and treats!
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie C.August 4, 2013
    Turns out a lot of the restaurants are closed on sundays :(
  • Mr G.
    Mr GrimJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Parking can sometimes be a challenge.
  • Grace K.
    Grace KengMarch 23, 2013
    Parking is free after 6 pm
  • Grace K.
    Grace KengMarch 23, 2013
    Like fresh tofu at Sj tofu store
  • Grace K.
    Grace KengMarch 23, 2013
    Like tofu here
  • Lindsay P.
    Lindsay PMarch 18, 2013
    Sundays are the worst days to go. Every other store is closed.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PossibleMarch 11, 2013
    Love walking down this mini strip of JPT. Esp. On a nice, warm sunny day.
  • Alice
    AliceJanuary 28, 2013
    Such a great place to walk....check the benches for historical info.
  • Sergio
    SergioNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Roy's station makes a mean cup of joe
  • Dwyane W.
    Dwyane WienerovakJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can find a place to eat between lunch and dinner b/c they're closed? Head to Nijiya and get some food to go (pre-made sushi and more) in the rear of the grocery store!
  • Matt
    MattMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Korean in the area is in Japantown. Go Omogori!
  • Princess Susannah G.
    121 years old and one of the last three remaining authentic historic Japantowns in the United States this is a must see. Festivals, restaurants and cultural events abound!
  • Zakk D.
    Zakk DeVineJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This area of San Jose has many festivals throughout the year, great sushi and a weekly farmers market!
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop by Shuie-Do Manju Shop for fresh mochi! On Thursdays, they have different fruit flavored mochi too. Call ahead to find out.
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop by San Jose Tofu Company for fresh tofu!
  • Ron E.
    Ron EspirituAugust 24, 2011
    I like Tsugaru for their sushi and Gombei for the cooked food. For Hawaiian, skip the one in JTown and drive 5 mins to L&L on Coleman. It's cheaper and better IMO.
  • A
    AAugust 15, 2011
    Get some fresh and yummy produce, flowers, and baked goods early Sunday morning! J-town farmer's market is a great find! Today's special: $1/lbs for mixed fruit. Massive peaches, nectarines, & pluots
  • Russell M.
    Russell MisakiJuly 10, 2011
    Obon is crackin ^^
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BenhamApril 5, 2011
    Not a "mall" at all, but a lovely little historic district, where, yes, you can shop, and eat, among other things, like visit the temple and museum.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RickettsNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The other official ones are in LA and San Francisco.
  • Phil C.
    Phil CarilloOctober 14, 2010
    Where are the other 2 Japantowns?
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Japantown in San Jose is one of 3 official Japantowns in North America!
  • しょうたろー
    しょうたろーSeptember 3, 2013
    少し日本がこいしくなったらここへ。サンフランシスコのJapantownよりはるかに規模が小さい。
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