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  • mayu-chan
    "Kinokuniya for Anime/Nihongo books."(3 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "Daiso, anime DVD, k beauty and manga shops."(2 Tips)
    Natalie D.
    "Lots of great Japanese food and shops."(2 Tips)
    Puu K.
    "Japanese food heaven"(10 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
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  • sushi
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  • kinokuniya
  • food and shopping
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  • Natalie D.
    Natalie DowneApril 20, 2014
    Lots of great Japanese food and shops. Visit Japan Center. Lots of stationery shops and beautiful ceramics. Don't forget to wander about outside too. Great Japanese food!
  • reza setiawan ر.
    The best place to get everything Japanese! My fave: ramen & chix katsu curry. Get all the Japanese sweets! Nomnomnom. Enjoy your visit, eat a lot & feel happy. You're in SF after all!
  • KC S.
    KC StarDecember 20, 2014
    Fun place and any ages! Come hungry. Lots of amazing restaurants and cafes!
  • Evgeniy D.
    Evgeniy DankovtsevAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat seafood at least twice - its good for your health, visit japantown at least twice a week - its a laundry for your mind
  • Adam M.
    Adam MoreMay 15, 2016
    Japan town is WAY BETTER than Little Tokyo in LA. If you are visiting from SoCal don't skip over this place!
  • Alfredo B.
    Alfredo BiraldeSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of fun things to do in the the little Japan town get some Sophie's Crepes or have some all you can eat meat at Yakiniq ^^
  • Rika P.
    Rika PutriApril 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Find KAPPA, the best omakase here. Hint, you got to take the stairs up and find a dark wooden door.
  • Daniele G.
    Daniele GiustoSeptember 23, 2014
    The right place for having japanese lunch or dinner. Lot of parking available
  • Westfield S.
    Celebrate the heart of San Francisco in our free animated 3D light spectacular under the dome at Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market Street) starting daily at 5pm until September 3 2012!
  • Yazeed A.
    Yazeed AlshobailiAugust 23, 2013
    Great place. If your a fan of anything japanese you gotta check it out.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 25, 2011
    You can find asian fruits and vegetables in the grocery store for a good price as well as different snacks and teas. Read more
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 31, 2014
    go here and walk around - make sure you go to the japanese sticker booths shop. they have imported sticker booth machines.
  • Bre R.
    Bre RozApril 14, 2015
    Daiso Japan, if you have been to the one on Market St., this one is way better.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenSeptember 17, 2014
    Very nice neighborhood with a lot of interesting shops and restaurants.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MooreMarch 12, 2012
    Eat at Kiss Seafood for the best sushi in town. Make a reservation.
  • Amelia L.
    Amelia LeongFebruary 4, 2016
    Come for the ramen festival! A lot of fun with friends
  • Matt S.
    Matt SnowJuly 27, 2013
    Great deal on cute tees from Ex-Boyfriend at booth #3 -- buy more than one, and they're all 20% off!
  • Dan M.
    Daiso, anime DVD, k beauty and manga shops. Also Asian restaurants. HEAVEN
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 25, 2014
    The best to do is to rent a cycle and visit the area
  • Rika P.
    Rika PutriApril 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    There is a West Mall and a East Mall, then the Kinokuniya Building. So make sure to cover every bit
  • Lesly T.
    Lesly TanApril 28, 2012
    Small, quaint Japanese neighborhood in SF.
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AttarJuly 23, 2015
  • Helio M.
    Pagoda and amazing japanese deserts
  • Armand S.
    Armand SultanApril 24, 2012
    cheap covered parking here. go out for sushi and do a bit of karaoke
  • Marco A.
    Marco AsatoApril 21, 2015
    Cool place. Lots of nice restaurants and stores.
  • Leland W.
    Leland WongJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice place to be artsy
  • Ka'Neki M.
    Ka'Neki MorenoFebruary 26, 2012
    Cako!!! A must stop for yummminess:)
  • ashermac
    ashermacDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    check out Sophies Crepes, Festa for Karaoke, Seoul Garden for Korean BBQ!
  • Ray T.
    Ray TypeFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Arriving here via BART is annoyingly difficult; you can either take the 38 and put down another $2, or walk for 30 minutes.
  • Dana O.
    Dana OshiroApril 28
    Been here 25+ times
    Me and this guy!
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Mifune for homemade udon noodles. Kinokuniya for Anime/Nihongo books.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteDecember 29, 2011
    I go to japan video and buy all my hentai here.
  • nessa
    nessaSeptember 11, 2010
    Pretty obvious, but don't forget to stop at Kinokuniya Bookstore!
  • Valerie T.
    Valerie TuffyApril 21, 2010
    Another favorite spot to bring out-of-town guests. Everyone loves sushi boats! #^_^#
  • Rika P.
    Rika PutriApril 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Real blossoming sakura trees
  • APRIL F.
    APRIL FredriksonMay 22, 2012
    Visit at least once a day. Seriously
  • Stephy Y.
    Stephy YuJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you stop by the dollar stores. Many good finds there!
  • Shauna S.
    Shauna StoryJuly 6, 2010
    Save room for crepes at Sophie's Crepes! Delicious!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰May 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Park at Webster and Post, no meters with 2 hour parking
  • Oliver J.
    Oliver JaySeptember 23, 2011
    Parking validation available under the mall!
  • Valentine C.
    Valentine CogetAugust 13, 2014
    Love the library !
  • Jeanelle M.
    Jeanelle MakDecember 25, 2012
    lots of goodies
  • Sheela F.
    Sheela Fajardo-PaguioOctober 3, 2014
    Thursdate with Honee :)
  • Gary K.
    Gary KishidaJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Park at the Japan Center Garage for only $2/hour
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 15, 2015
    Japanese food heaven
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HermanMarch 19, 2016
    Cherry blossom festival april 16-17
  • Sarah .
    Food and shopping heeyy
  • Toku
    TokuNovember 8, 2013
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangSeptember 22, 2014
    Get the tokoyaki here ☝👍
  • Mike H.
    Mike HarrisJanuary 21, 2013
    Love the smells
  • Halle
    HalleJune 8, 2009
    have ramen for dinner, then catch a movie at Kabuki theater while sipping wine (in the theater!)
  • Robert (RJ) Y.
    Robert (RJ) YumolApril 1, 2012
    Park free on Geary.
  • AsianWeek Foundation
    we love Japantown!
  • John G.
    John GabrielFebruary 21, 2010
    Go to Japan Beauty Center get your hair did.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MathewsJanuary 24, 2011
    Head to Hotel Kabuki the last week of January for the Emerging Media Conference.
  • Jill B.
    Jill BensonFebruary 22, 2012
    Hello Kitty!
  • Serg P.
    Serg PSeptember 14, 2013
    Very small :(
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AbeMarch 21, 2009
    visit nippon-ya for yummy mochi
  • Albert K.
    Albert KoApril 14, 2009
    Cherry Blossoms festival.
  • Ronaldo M.
    Ronaldo MatosoOctober 19, 2016
    Bonito bairro
  • しょうたろー
    しょうたろーSeptember 3, 2013
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