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Address: Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-922-6776
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San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown
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Souvenirs, Scents, Pop cultures! 3$ withdrawal transaction ATM for International travelers

If you need many travel souvenir in economic prices, visit Daiso. I love five-fingers socks! Do you need scents for tea ceremony? Visit Kohshi, and ask very delicate scents from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
nirai369
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went there to look around, found it interesting since there were many japanese places and people inside. However it was nothing from another world. It is a good place to go and eat some sushi or icecream but Not really great to walk around and shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you need many travel souvenir in economic prices, visit Daiso. I love five-fingers socks! Do you need scents for tea ceremony? Visit Kohshi, and ask very delicate scents from Japan. Many cuty goods in shops and enjoy Japanese cartoon cultures. Do you need cash? ATM asks 3$ cash withdrawal cost. It's a relatively lower transaction fee for International travelers!

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Thank nirai369
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is where you could find Japanese Center, shopping malls with Daiso and Japanese restaurants as well as Kinokinuya. Peaceful and non-crowded.

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Thank Enhan
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 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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Thank kelseyfarr27
San Francisco, USA
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 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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