Discover how Home and Abroad can make your travel planning easy! Explore sites, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and shopping.


click for credits
X Image Credits
© Jerome Mayer-Cantu
Type of Attraction
Interests That Apply
Shopping, Local Culture, Culinary Arts, Art
More information here...
Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Notes: Accessibility varies by location in Japantown.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
Map this attraction
View this attraction's website
Email a Friend

Find hotels near Japantown


A Taste of Japan in San Francisco

Off The Beaten Path

Webster and Geary Sts
San Francisco, CA 94115


Japantown, also known as Nihonmachi, is historically where San Francisco's Japanese-American population resided. Japantown suffered a blow during the internment of Japantown's population during WWII, and some say that the district has never recovered. Nonetheless, it remains a lively area comprised of several ethnic restaurants and local attractions. Situated across from the Fillmore, J-town houses some excellent sushi and tempura, traditional sculpture, and plenty of shopping to pass the time. If Chinatown left you unsatisfied, come to Japantown for some of the best sashimi and tempura the city has to offer.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business hours vary in Japantown.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Notes: You can take MUNI: 38 Geary and the 22 Fillmore.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There are two indoor parking garages, with entrances on Geary (between Laguna and Webster), Fillmore (between Geary and Post), and Post (between Webster and Laguna). An outdoor parking lot is available on Webster between Post and Sutter Streets.

If you like this attraction, you might also like this: