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We visited Japan Center for some shopping and for taiko drum lessons at the YMCA. There are shops with lovely ceramics, house goods, table wares, and clothing. There are also two small malls that contain a variety of shops. There are a variety of dining...More
The Japan Center is an older Japanese themed mall. It has 2 floors and 2 buildings. The mall has everything from bookstores, restaurants, a movie theater, ice cream shops, crepe places, bakeries, craft stores, and stores with traditional Japanese goods. I love the mochi shop!...More
Japan town is a fun place to visit- the famous Peace Pagoda is the prominent feature. There're a couple little trinket shops, a number of jewelry stores with pretty pearls and things, the number of small restaurants. Be very careful of "The do not turn"...More
We went here specifically to try the Dragon’s Breath - little ice cream balls of liquid nitrogen - but had a great time exploring all the little shops and Japanese products in the mall. Would be great on a rainy day as it is all...More
Japan Center AKA Japantown is one of those unique points of cultural intersection in San Francisco. There is the large outdoor central space in the middle of the facility where various events are held or people can just sit back and enjoy the ambience. Then,...More
We were there on a rainy day, so not sure how this might have changed the review.
We walked the "self-guided" tour and found it very lacking in activity. The buildings are interesting, but I wasn't really that impressed.
Lots of authentic Japanese...More