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Address: Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 922 6776
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A small glimpse of Japan in San Francisco. Food is plenty to get by in here (sushi!) and there's a Kinokuniya Bookstore nearby, for those who want to read books.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A small glimpse of Japan in San Francisco. Food is plenty to get by in here (sushi!) and there's a Kinokuniya Bookstore nearby, for those who want to read books.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Japan Center consists of the West and East mall with the Peace Pagoda dividing the two. When we walked into the mall around 11:00, it was quiet as many stores were just opening. As it got closer to lunchtime, there was a little more activity. The Japan Center consists of ethnic retail stores such as an ethnic magazine store... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If looking for some Japanese food-come here and enjoy. All sorts of edible foods available. Nice shopping in here as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a tidy little area full of genuine sushi bars, cloud pruning and other inscrutable delights. The area has a genuine Japanese feel without being prescribed. Worth a visit if you`re into this kind of thing or want genuine Japanese food.

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fun shopping center filled with Japanese food and culture. Lots of cools shops and nice restaurants. Some stores to visit include Kinokuniya, Daiso, and Ichibankan. Some food ideas include Ino Sushi, Mifune Don, and Belly Good Cafe.

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Lucknow, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a small area packed up with a number of attractions. Walking through the shopping centre and the Mall area gives one feeling as if walking through mini Japan. There are large number of eating places providing enough choice to ones having favour for Japanese food. A walk through the consumer chain 'Daiso' is must for picking up souvenirs... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went to the Japan Center while in town for a conference. It reminded me of visiting Japan as a teenager! There are lots of cute shops and restaurants to check out. My favorites were the book store and the $1.50 shop. Show up hungry because there's a ton of goodies to try!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is one of our must-visits whenever we're in San Francisco...we love the restaurants, and were thrilled to find that there is now a Daiso in the Center! One of my favorite stores! I was glad to see new stores in the center, I think the revitalization will be great for this center.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is where to feel part of "Japan" in San Francisco. There is a big parking lot (for fee) under the center. As such, its easy to get to. There are a variety of Japanese restaurants, generally moderately priced. One of our favorite is the sushi boat restaurant called Isobune. We have dined at a number of other restaurants also,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There is not much to see here. Only a few japanese shops, some japanese restaurants, and some chinese(!). Don't feel that this should be a must-go on sf.

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Address: Address: Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 922 6776
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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