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Japantown
What it is:
An area of six city blocks, Japantown is anchored by the three-building Japan Center. A sort of cultural mall, Japan Center houses some great restaurants and shops, and is a magnet for community and cultural services. The area is marked by 100-foot-tall Peace Pagoda and the Peace Plaza; local artist Ruth Asawa’s public works fountain is located inside the Buchanan building.

Location:
Japantown is part of the Western Addition, and is bordered by Geary, Bush, Octavia and Fillmore Streets.

What to Do:
A great place to soak up Japanese Culture, Japantown’s restaurants and shops are well worth a visit. Check out the top six things to do in Japantown.

When to Go:
Japantown’s popular cinema and spa draw crowds on the weekends; the area is fairly quiet during the week.

Getting There:
Catch the #2, #3, #4, or #38 bus.
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