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Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-922-6776
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A small neighborhood with Japanese restaurants, shops and other attractions.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“japan town” (26 reviews)
“peace pagoda” (10 reviews)
Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-922-6776
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of interesting shops featuring Japanese handicrafts and toys. Several good noodle restaurants. I had udon with beef. The soup was comfort food .

Thank footinagym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited J-Town a decade ago when I was living in SF. Now, every time I visit SF I must visit J-town and this past week I was fortunate to have stayed at a hotel in the neighborhood. Many may not find J-town worth...More

1  Thank Alex V
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I loved the restaurants and shops in this small area. I did much more shopping and had much more fun here than I did in Chinatown. There is an East and West side mall where there are lots of great shops and restaurants. On the...More

Thank Sunshinecop67
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A 3 square block area of Japanese Cultural Centers, Shopping, Restaurants and Friendship Tower. Parking is around $3.00 per hour in the main garage near the Supermarket. The mail is divided into East and West Malls with each having Stores and Numerous Restaurants. Shopping is...More

3  Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Japantown for over 15 years primarily for the many authentic Japanese restaurants, stores, home goods and scenery that reminds me of being in Japan. There is a movie theater here which we typically visit often and a great Ramen place too -...More

Thank globbiztravel
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a real radial centre in San Francisco of and for everything Japanese: endless restaurants and other food options, shops with Japanese goods and even a shop where every item is $1.50. The Kinokuniya Bookstore is a haven for books of all kinds and...More

1  Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had business at the PRC consulate, and then went searching for lunch. The Japantown pagoda is very striking and worth a look close up. The two retail buildings are mostly full of Japanese restaurants and we had a very fine meal there. (Sorry, I...More

2  Thank BobOfBellevue
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Japan town as a treasure trove of architecture, many good restaurants, shopping- from trinkets to exquisite jewelry- parking inside.

1  Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I would encourage people to visit Japantown, if for no other reason than to encourage the people there to expand it. There is excellent shopping for people interested in Japanese made wares and arts, as well as plenty for those interested in anime and film...More

1  Thank Gypsypirate49
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Off the tourist track with great shops and food. Kimpton Hotel is perfect. The only line was at the great ice cream shop in the mall and it was totally worth it. Daiso is better than any Dollar type store with treasure from Japan for...More

1  Thank Janet W
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Lindsay C
5 April 2017|
Response from Rose Ada M | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage under the mall. I usually use public transportation which is convenient and inexpensive.
Fiona C
23 June 2016|
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Response from Monique P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think it is. My family and I walked around 9:00pm and the streets were busy but we felt safe.
25 February 2015|
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Response from ChitoD | Reviewed this property |
Stay around Union Square, which is pretty central to SF sites: Shopping centers, Chinatown, Financial District, North Beach and the Embarcadero. You could walk to these places or take the muni or the cable car, which can... More