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Japantown

Japantown
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Type of Attraction
Neighborhoods
Neighborhood
Central
Interests That Apply
Shopping, Local Culture, Culinary Arts, Art
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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
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Japantown

A Taste of Japan in San Francisco


Off The Beaten Path

Address:
Webster and Geary Sts
San Francisco, CA 94115

Description

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

Exposure

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

Transportation

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.


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