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Address: Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 922 6776
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Japan on our backyard. Authentic!!!

Very authentic feel and merchandise. The traditional feel of Japanese living is felt, viewed and lived. From bookstore to hair salon, which is very expensive to array of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Generoso Q
Pacifica, United States
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Pacifica, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very authentic feel and merchandise. The traditional feel of Japanese living is felt, viewed and lived. From bookstore to hair salon, which is very expensive to array of restaurants, good ones and a japanese supermarket. Good parking space under and very safe and comforatable to walk around the neighborhood.Could spend the whole day, having lunch, shopping , having afternoon delight... More 

Thank Generoso Q
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The Japan Center mall is awesome! If you are looking for an authentic Japanese place to visit while in California, go here. They have delicious food, fun stores, and even some entertainment. Don't pass by it if you're in the area. Be sure to get bubble tea and mochi.

Thank kelseyfarr27
San Francisco, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

In addition to its many Japanese shops and restaurants, which are fun to explore, I also like to sit and people watch and eavesdrop in its central Peace Park.

Thank JDZatSF
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you are into the Japanese culture this is a place that is a MUST. Lots of little shops, authentic food and great atmosphere.

Thank didikae
Grass Valley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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

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