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“surprising find”
Review of Japan Center

Japan Center
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San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“surprising find”
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

Visited August 2014
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  • Danish first
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Wallingford, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lots of great, fresh food options”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Everett, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“cool area”
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

Visited June 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
499 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Modern But Authentic Japanese Atmosphere”
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 St Marys Cathedral a block away to the east up Geary Boulevard, so decided it would be worth investigating and was glad that I'd made the effort. As a tourist it reminded me just how significant the Japanese community is in San Francisco. Nearly all the shops, staff and customers were Japanese either by ownership or descent so the centre fulfils an important role in maintaining their culture.

Visited May 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Very underrated attraction”
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.

Visited May 2014
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