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The Japanese people have played a large role in the culture of San Francisco, California and the Japan Center at the heart of Japantown is a testament to this influence. The district is the result of a post-war community redevelopment program located in the Japantown neighbourhood of the city that sell Japanese products or are based on Japanese culture. The shopping centre was designed by American architect, Minoru Yamasaki in the 1960’s in what is described as brutalist style. The Japan Center is now home to Japanese-themed stores, theatres, restaurants and the annual Cherry Blossom festival.

  • Gain focus with some meditation at the Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa found at the site of the Japan Center that welcomes all types of people from around San Francisco in their quest for inner peace.
  • Shop at the Kinokuniya Mall while in San Francisco and you can peruse the massive book selection at the famous Japanese bookstore chain found within.
  • Catch a screening of an Asian-American independent film at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre, one of the centrepieces of the Japan Center that also has performances of the San Francisco Opera.

The Japantown neighbourhood is only a few kilometres from San Francisco’s Union Square, so it is easy to reach by public transportation. There are several bus routes that leave from Union Square and pass near the Japan Center, so just take one of them and get off at Laguna, Buchanan, or Webster streets and walk the rest of the way. If arriving by private or hired car take the Civic Centre exit and follow the signs to Japantown. Those with cars should be warned that parking is limited, especially on weekends, so it is best to take public transportation.

Hotels near Japan Center

272 hotels near Japan Center

1 The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.6 / 5 20 reviews

1050 Van Ness Avenue Map

Offering tasteful accommodations in a central location, The Opal San Francisco Hotel makes for an ideal starting point for exploring picturesque and vibrant San Francisco, California. This hotel... More

2 The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

444 Presidio Ave. Map

Tourists looking for well-furnished spaces located within convenient access to must-see attractions in the bustling San Francisco City find suitable base at The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel.... More

3 Casa Loma Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5

610 Fillmore St Map

With tastefully appointed affordable units and convenient services situated in the vibrant city of San Francisco, Casa Loma Hotel makes for a suitable base for travellers seeking to explore this... More

4 Nob Hill Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

835 Hyde Street Map

Enjoy the warmth, hospitality and charm of the Nob Hill Hotel San Francisco, a historic place to stay and experience all it offers to make you feel at home while away from home. GeneralThe... More

Boasting a pleasant ambience and comfortable accommodation, The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralFor your... More

6 Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.7 / 5 18 reviews

550 Geary Street Map

Situated within three miles from famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Hotel Adagio San Francisco creates the ideal starting point for business and leisure... More

7 Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
4.7 / 5 13 reviews

1075 Sutter Street Map

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offers tastefully designed accommodations with historic ambience situated in Nob Hill in City by the Bay. While on a San Francisco holiday, visitors can take... More

8 Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

3 stars
3.7 / 5

1500 Van Ness Avenue Map

Relax into affordable and quality accommodations at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco. This centrally-located hotel is close to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the Civic... More

9 Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

1625 Post Street Map

Welcoming travellers to cosy accommodations and Japanese-inspired interior, Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre Hotel makes for an ideal starting point in discovering San Francisco tourist spots. This... More

10 Hotel Del Sol

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

3100 Webster Street Map

Welcoming holidaymakers to cosy accommodations with vibrant interiors, Hotel Del Sol makes for a suitable base for discerning travellers of San Francisco. This California hotel is near Fisherman's... More