San Francisco’s Japantown might be small, but it’s not to be overlooked. For those seeking out the best of Japanese culture, food, and art, this six-block neighborhood, framed by the Pacific Heights and Fillmore neighborhoods, is the place to be. Neighborhood highlights include the 5-tier Peace Pagoda (a gift from SF’s sister city, Osaka, Japan), the Japan Center shopping mall (comprised of the Kinokuniya Mall, Kintetsu Mall, and Miyako Mall), well-known Japanese book retailer Kinokuniya, and several great Japanese restaurants including OzaOza and Marufuku Ramen.
This blog celebrates the Japanese culture found in San Francisco and around the rest of the country. Here we share highlights of SF’s Japantown neighborhood, discuss the best of Japanese restaurants, share our favorite Japanese cuisine, and more. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on our latest blog content.