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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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San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown

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Great Japanese food!

Walked around, so many Japanese restaurants to choose from!!! It's great even just strolling through the streets. Great Japanese specialty stores, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
C L
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Manila, Philippines
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All families can enjoy this area. There are a lot of places to eat and/or snack, shop, and browse. You may want to check thir website and check the store locations and what they have in advance. If you are going to visit here first time, stop by Kinikuniya Book Store, Daiso (Japanese version of $1 store. Some of the... More 

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Thank KYMEA
los angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large spiral tower in a dirty square. It is actually outside a mall with many overpriced places to eat mediocre "Japanese" food.Overpriced touristy sovereign shops and to the depressing area.It's just one step above the Tenderloin as far as your personal safety. Skip it go somewhere nice........

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Thank SierraMadeDave
Manila, Philippines
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around, so many Japanese restaurants to choose from!!! It's great even just strolling through the streets. Great Japanese specialty stores, too.

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Thank C L
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited to visit the Japan Center because my husband and I love Japan. This was a very cool area with lots of authentic shops and eateries. If you want a taste of Japan stop here.

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Thank RachaelRS530
Pacifica, United States
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

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Thank Generoso Q
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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San Francisco, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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.

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Thank JDZatSF
Louisville, Kentucky
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

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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.

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Thank Michael D
bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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