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Japan Center

Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
415 922 6776
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Ranked #156 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Malls
Traveler Description: San Francisco's Japantown is one of three left in California. It was once a flourishing center for the Japanese-Americans of San Francisco until... more »
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Park City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent a whole afternoon here exploring the malls and walking through the neighborhood. It is wonderful and frequently missed. There is a Japanese dollar store called Daiso. Loved that store! So did my teenaged daughter. We also had lunch at one of the many restaurants in the mall. It was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

- happened to be there for the Nihonmachi Street Fair - great music, impressive drumming, fun street dancing, community booths - came back on a week day - interesting shops and several good, inexpensive eateries in the centre

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had the best sushi ever at Japan Center!! It's a small place, but the atmosphere is fun and unique.

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Everett, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I really enjoyed going thru the area was a different world than china town. The shops had more to offer than the same cheap trinkets

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Japan Centre was build in the 1960's and externally it's just like too many Sixties shopping precincts worldwide, despite a some oriental items of street furniture. However once you wander indoors then you soon think that you've entered a village centre somewhere in Japan. The Centre is located in the traditional Japanese neighbourhood of the city. I'd just visited... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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172 reviews 172 reviews
45 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a great mall. Interesting, safe and affordable (with good parking). Loved Pika Pika for the kids (photo booths) and so many interesting shops. This is a real treasure - across from the best movie theatre in the City.

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Calgary
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our daughter literally freaked out at the stores here! If you love all things Japanese then there are many shops and restaurants to spend your money in, including a Daisco Japanese Dollar store. Found the vendors very friendly and the prices within reason for the area. If you love Anime characters and knickknacks then this is the place. The bookstore... More

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Reno, Nevada
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363 reviews 363 reviews
153 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It's a couple of blocks long mall with Japanese food and stores. You will fill like you left the US while in this center.

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Toronto
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a below average attraction. We were very disappointed with it. There is nothing really to write up. The parking is difficult to find and the Japanese restaurants in the Japan center We spent an hour looking for a parking spot. There is nothing spectacular about the place We visited the place in the afternoon, so not sure if... More

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Malibu, California, United States
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238 reviews 238 reviews
111 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

First place I ever experienced real Shiatzu style massage and have been back many times since. Always a good experience.

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