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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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Quiet and relaxing shopping center

If you want to feel like in Japan, the best place is the Japan Center in the heart of Japanese Town, in San Francisco - California. Quiet atmosphere. A lot of Japanese restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015

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Grass Valley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome featuring a bunch of traditional and modern restaurants, cafes, shops, grocery stores, and discount marts. Hidden on the other side of west mall is a great bookstore.

Thank Michael D
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you want to feel like in Japan, the best place is the Japan Center in the heart of Japanese Town, in San Francisco - California. Quiet atmosphere. A lot of Japanese restaurants there, my favorite ultimate dessert place " Sophie Crepe " is there. I like also the store: Daiso.

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72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Hike G
Lawton, Oklahoma
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78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Thank Kaci S
Weston, Florida
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455 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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 

Thank Pomerols
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Thank pedroesteban007
Orlando, Florida
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606 reviews
478 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,230 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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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank David B
Yuma Az
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282 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

Thank NEofAZ
North Platte, Nebraska
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160 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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.

Thank Crystal J

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