San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
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    Rika P.
    "There is a West Mall and a East Mall, then the Kinokuniya Building."(3 Tips)
    Gary K.
    "Park at the Japan Center Garage for only $2/hour"(2 Tips)
    Natalie D.
    "Lots of great Japanese food and shops."(9 Tips)
    "Sophies Crepes"(4 Tips)
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  • Japanese food
  • ramen
  • sushi
  • kinokuniya
  • japan center
  • crêpes
  • cute
  • karaoke
  • cherry blossoms
  • omakase
  • artsy
  • all you can eat
  • katsu curry
  • Korean BBQ
  • gardens
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  • Alexander A.


    Alexander Attar · July 23
  • Marco A.

    Cool place. Lots of nice restaurants and stores.

    Marco Asato · April 21
  • Bre R.

    Daiso Japan, if you have been to the one on Market St., this one is way better.

    Bre Roz · April 14
  • Puu K.

    Japanese food heaven

    Puu Kampolratana · February 15
  • MisterEastlake

    In 1957 SF entered in a sister city relationship Osaka--hence the nickname "Little Osaka". Osaka is SF's oldest sister city. A block of Buchanan St, in Japantown, was renamed Osaka Way on Sept 8, 2007

    MisterEastlake · February 11
  • MisterEastlake

    It comprises about 6 square city blocks. San Francisco's Japantown is the largest and oldest such enclave in the United States. Only 3 even remain in the US (the others being in LA & San Jose)

    MisterEastlake · February 11
  • Aslıhan

    Really cool

    Aslıhan · January 11
  • KC S.

    Fun place and any ages! Come hungry. Lots of amazing restaurants and cafes!

    KC Star · December 20, 2014
  • David B.

    The best to do is to rent a cycle and visit the area

    David Bernal · November 25, 2014
  • Sheela F.

    Thursdate with Honee :)

    Sheela Fajardo-Paguio · October 3, 2014
  • Daniele G.

    The right place for having japanese lunch or dinner. Lot of parking available

    Daniele Giusto · September 23, 2014
  • Kevin Z.

    Get the tokoyaki here ☝👍

    Kevin Zhang · September 22, 2014
  • Jason K.

    Very nice neighborhood with a lot of interesting shops and restaurants.

    Jason Konen · September 17, 2014
  • Valentine C.

    Love the library !

    Valentine Coget · August 13, 2014
  • Natalie D.

    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!

    Natalie Downe · April 20, 2014
  • ken b.

    go here and walk around - make sure you go to the japanese sticker booths shop. they have imported sticker booth machines.

    ken baldwin · March 31, 2014
  • Toku


    Toku · November 8, 2013
  • Serg P.

    Very small :(

    Serg P · September 14, 2013
  • Yazeed A.

    Great place. If your a fan of anything japanese you gotta check it out.

    Yazeed Alshobaili · August 23, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Great deal on cute tees from Ex-Boyfriend at booth #3 -- buy more than one, and they're all 20% off!

    Matt Snow · July 27, 2013
  • Mike H.

    Love the smells

    Mike Harris · January 21, 2013
  • Jeanelle M.

    lots of goodies

    Jeanelle Mak · December 25, 2012
  • Alfredo B.

    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 ^^

    Alfredo Biralde · September 5, 2012
  • Evgeniy D.

    Eat seafood at least twice - its good for your health, visit japantown at least twice a week - its a laundry for your mind

    Evgeniy Dankovtsev · August 22, 2012
  • 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!

  • Leland W.

    Nice place to be artsy

    Leland Wong · July 10, 2012
  • APRIL F.

    Visit at least once a day. Seriously

    APRIL Fredrikson · May 22, 2012
  • Kelly .

    Park at Webster and Post, no meters with 2 hour parking

    Kelly 🍰 · May 20, 2012
  • AsianWeek Foundation

    we love Japantown!

    AsianWeek Foundation · May 2, 2012
  • Lesly T.

    Small, quaint Japanese neighborhood in SF.

    Lesly Tan · April 28, 2012
  • Rika P.

    Real blossoming sakura trees

    Rika Putri · April 26, 2012
  • Armand S.

    cheap covered parking here. go out for sushi and do a bit of karaoke

    Armand Sultan · April 24, 2012
  • Rika P.

    There is a West Mall and a East Mall, then the Kinokuniya Building. So make sure to cover every bit

    Rika Putri · April 19, 2012
  • Rika P.

    Find KAPPA, the best omakase here. Hint, you got to take the stairs up and find a dark wooden door.

    Rika Putri · April 8, 2012
  • Robert (RJ) Y.

    Park free on Geary.

    Robert (RJ) Yumol · April 1, 2012
  • Jason M.

    Eat at Kiss Seafood for the best sushi in town. Make a reservation.

    Jason Moore · March 12, 2012
  • Ka'Neki M.

    Cako!!! A must stop for yummminess:)

    Ka'Neki Moreno · February 26, 2012
  • Jill B.

    Hello Kitty!

    Jill Benson · February 22, 2012
  • Raydere

    Arriving here via BART is annoyingly difficult; you can either take the 38 and put down another $2, or walk for 30 minutes.

    Raydere · February 16, 2012
  • Stephy Y.

    Make sure you stop by the dollar stores. Many good finds there!

    Stephy Yu · January 9, 2012
  • Kevin W.

    I go to japan video and buy all my hentai here.

    Kevin White · December 29, 2011
  • Oliver J.

    Parking validation available under the mall!

    Oliver Jay · September 23, 2011
  • mayu-chan

    Go to Mifune for homemade udon noodles. Kinokuniya for Anime/Nihongo books.

    mayu-chan · September 22, 2011
  • Diego R.

    You can find asian fruits and vegetables in the grocery store for a good price as well as different snacks and teas. Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 25, 2011
  • Jenn M.

    Head to Hotel Kabuki the last week of January for the Emerging Media Conference.

    Jenn Mathews · January 24, 2011
  • reza setiawan

    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!

    reza setiawan · December 27, 2010
  • ashermac

    check out Sophies Crepes, Festa for Karaoke, Seoul Garden for Korean BBQ!

    ashermac · December 2, 2010
  • nessa

    Pretty obvious, but don't forget to stop at Kinokuniya Bookstore!

    nessa · September 11, 2010
  • Gary K.

    Park at the Japan Center Garage for only $2/hour

    Gary Kishida · July 20, 2010
  • Shauna S.

    Save room for crepes at Sophie's Crepes! Delicious!

    Shauna Story · July 6, 2010

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