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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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Japanese food and culture in San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKYyY33mXig copy and paste the above link for watch what exactly it is like before you go with english and chiese subtitle. The restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKYyY33mXig copy and paste the above link for watch what exactly it is like before you go with english and chiese subtitle. The restaurant Isobune we have tried the Japanese sushi there, great fresh sushi. The price wasn't cheap but worth for the fresh food. Specially for Japanese who has homesick where you are in SF. After the great food,... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was fun to see. Lots of shopping, food, and culture, but don't plan to spend a ton of time here.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Every time I am in San Francisco I go to the Japan center. It has a lot of shops, restaurants and the Japanese equivalent of the dollar store where you can find all kind of cool gadgets and dishes (for more than a dollar as I am talking more about atmosphere than price). There is also more expensive and boutique... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fascinating experience to walk about Japanese shops, restaurants and shops. Excellent restaurants (I am writing a separate review for Isobune sushi-boat restaurant) A unique site that is a must for any San Francisco visitor.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,097 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Staying at The Opal Hotel (highly recommended discount accommodation) at Geary & Van Ness, I took a Muni bus west along Geary. An elderly rider sitting next to me correctly assumed anyone wearing a T-shirt and shorts is a tourist (Floridians can’t afford SF’s outdoor a/c☺). She asked where I was going, to which I replied Japan Center, thinking it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

No parking but well worth the walk. We went to Japan town for lunch, not knowing there was a festival taking place. It was so much fun and there was great music and great food. The only downside was that it was very crowded and the bands played primarily Jimmy Hendrix music and rock rather that traditional Japanese music but... More 

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Yuma Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice park with the pictured tower located here. two malls on both sides of this park allowing you to visit Japan without the need of a passport. numerous restaurants abound from the American Japanese(Benihanna0 to the mom and pop places you would expect to find. Very enjoyable and this comes from a person that lived in Japan three different times... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Everyone here was super friendly and we enjoyed many of the shops and eateries. Walking up the hills to get here was a workout well worth it! Some cool photo ops and a vibrant area. Totally recommended if you're in the vicinity.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our daughter loves Anime and all things Japanese so we took her to Japantown and the Japan Center. In addition to the lovely Peace Pagoda in the square in between the two mall buildings, we found a wide array of shops, restaurants, and places to drink in the culture. I can't remember the name of the store, but there's the... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We planned to drive by Japan Town, but found a nice parking spot so we stopped. We really liked the hardware store -- some nice, inexpensive souvenirs. Then we went in the East mall (we ran out of time for the west mall). My teenage anime-loving daughters fell in love. Found cosplay and many items they liked!

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