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San Francisco Attractions

- Kintetsu & Miyako Malls
- Cherry Blossom Festival
- Grand Parade

San Francisco's Nihonmachi Mall (located at 1737 Post Street & Buchanan) is designed to imitate a traditional Japanese village. It's beautiful tiered Pagoda — a symbol of eternal peace — stands at Peace Plaza, the open space connecting Japantown's Kintetsu and Miyako Malls.

Popular with locals and tourists alike, the long indoor mall is filled with fabulous sushi bars, restaurants, specialty shops, spas, hotels and movie theaters.

Cherry Blossom Festival
In the Springtime, the annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at Japantown and Japan Center (at Post & Buchanan Streets).

Over 200,000 people attend this FUN event every year. Enjoy Traditional Japanese Music and Dancing, Taiko Drumming, Flower Arranging Demos, Martial Arts, Japanese Cuisine and Cooking Demos, Arts & Crafts Fair, Live Entertainment, Children's Activities, and more! 10am-5pm.

Grand Parade
The Cherry Blossom Grand Parade features over 1,500 brightly colored costumed participants including: Mikoshi (portable shrines), Kimonoed Dancers, Traditional Musicians, the 2004 Cherry Blossom Queen and her Court, and Marching Bands.

The Parade begins at the Civic Center at 1pm, proceeding up Polk to Post Street, and ending in Japantown, at Post and Fillmore Streets.


Japantown Restaurants
If you're in the mood for sushi, what better place to go than Japantown — it's filled with wonderful Japanese Restaurants.

Sushi Dinner at Japan Center

Japantown Restaurants

Takara Restaurant
(one of our favorites)

Japantown Shopping
Japantown Shopping

Inside Japantown, San Francisco, California - Waterfall

Public Transportation
If you're taking public transportation, catch the Muni 38-Geary bus and get off at Laguna Street. Walk north one block to Post Street and west one block to Buchanan Street.

Japantown Center Garage is located at 1610 Gearly Blvd. Garage entrances are on Geary between Webster and Laguna, Fillmore between Geary and Post, and Post between Webster and Laguna.


Japanese Pagoda at Japantown, San Francisco, California

Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco Japantown

Cherry Blossoms at Japantown, San Francisco, California

Japan Center and Miyako Mall, San Francisco, California

Japantown: The Gateway to Japanese Culture, Cuisine, Shopping & More, San Francisco, California

Takara Restaurant at Japantown, San Francisco, CA

Soup at Japantown Restaurant

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