Top 10 things to do near japantown san francisco
Japan town sanfrancisco, popularly known as J town is in the neighborhood of San Francisco. Japan town consists of about Six Squares of California city blocks. Japan town San Francisco is such kind of oldest and largest dominion in the United States of America. Japan town was built and situated in late 19th century or say early 20th century as part of the western addition of neighborhood, when after the earthquake of 1906 Japanese immigrants moved into Japan Town. Japan town is like a home to Japanese or say some Chinese and Koreans too. In Japan town from restaurants to hotels, markets, supermarkets, even some U.S branches of bookstores located in the commercial part of the town is run by a Japanese retailer known as Kintetsu.
Japan town is a town situated in U.S with Japan touch in it; this town is clean, environment friendly; architecture of Japan town is very impressive too and is much more modern than off China town.
There are some things you should definitely want to do when you visit Japan town San Francisco; I am listing some of them here in this very article.
One of the things Japan town is famous for is food. Richmond or sunset is one such name of a food provider’s chain.
1. RICHMOND OR SUNSET
Whenever you ask any residency of J town, that where you will get some decent meal, he /she probably will direct you towards Richmond or Sunset. Dining here is amazing as per my knowledge, awesome infrastructure and service but as soon as you shift your focus from dining to food you will probably discover the best food of your lifetime.
Another thing you will love doing here; in Japan town is shopping.
2. JAPAN CENTER
Japan center is a type of shopping hangout place; you’ll find bookstore, food joints, anime store and some pastry or candy shop as well as sushi food points. Although due the amount of shops, here you’ll find exquisite stuffs here that too in your budget.
Japan town is a great town too hangout as well peace plaza is one of the hangout place here.
3. PEACE PLAZA
Peace pagoda is in the peace plaza, is a very awesome place to hang out with friends as well as family. In peace pagoda, you can eat, enjoy musical performances, and have fun with your mates. The dragon festival which is an international festival is also being held here once in a year.
Daikoku is a shopping point in Japan town. Daikoku is a very different sort of shopping center, whenever you will walk inside its door you will probably going to have a slight hint of Japanese Culture and Sophistication. You will find classic pottery of Japan; hand crafted ceramics in different shades of brown and red. This store has everything which touches the everyday life in Japan.
Daiso is situated just at the opposite end of Daikoku; this is another spot you would love to visit in J town. Daiso presents the food/ fruits with difference of an industrial revolution. In this store, you’ll find anything related to Japanese culture, right from the type of Japanese stationery to bathroom appliances, kitchen products and many other things. Even if you’re not buying anything its fun to just window shop there.
Another food joint in Japan Town you would love visiting is San Wang Restaurant.
6. SAN WANG RESTAURANT
San wang is not a Japanese restaurant, but it’s a superb food joint, you will probably love. Although it is not a Japanese restro but is situated in Japan town and gives its costumer a homely ambience as well as great food, which you can enjoy with your mates. This is one restaurant that is a must visit when you hangout in Japan town.
Japan town has a great treat for book lovers as well; Kinokuniya bookstore will be a delicious treat for all book lovers.
7. KINO KUNIYO BOOK STORE
Kino kuniyo book store is a part of a large chain of bookseller of Japan. Kino kuniyo has a large variety of books with themselves, fiction, nonfiction, Japanese or Non-Japanese, from books related to wars to books about history of our civilization kino kuniyo book stores have every type of book you want. Another specialty of kino kuniyo’s is that they not only have such a huge collection but also helps you out with the books you would love to read in case you need help. You can also spend your time reading and browsing books of your choice.
Japan has always been popular for their spa techniques as well as center, her in Japan town Kabuki Springs Spa gives you the essence of being in Japan.
8. KABUKI SPRINGS SPA
Kabuki springs spa is the best spa center of J town it gives you the feel of being in heaven on earth. They have hot pools which are clean and sparkling, the indoor is created of lavishing stones with the elegant of Japanese detailing. With only $25 entry fee, you are allowed to linger there as long as you want. They have good massagers and techniques which will give you a chance to rest and relax from any worry of yours.
Dimples is another restaurant in Japan town, they have delicious sushi, great ambience you will love this restaurant for sure.
10. Sundance kabuki cinemas San Francisco ca
Sundance kabuki cinema is a great place to watch a movie with you loved ones. It is fun and unique with great food and drinks.
Another thing you will love to hear about Japan town is that it has really amazing night life, with the uncountable number of Karaoke Bars, pubs and disco you will for sure have the time of your life you will never forget. Except the above mention places and things you should do in J town, you can also go and roam aimlessly in J town. Even the streets there are amazing. You for sure would love to roam in J town, and the street food there. Japan town has this amazing Japanese Culture which is as having a feel of another culture that not only fascinates you, but also makes San Francisco, an awesome, wonderful and amazing city.