The best places to go in Japantown, by vibe

Finding yourself in Nihonmachi—Japantown in Japanese—is one of the most authentic experiences of San Francisco. Culture radiates from this vibrant 6-block neighborhood and its original character prevails, even in the face of historic challenges.

Locals and tourists alike are hard pressed to find a dull moment. Explore the streets, plazas, landmarks, and spiritual centers. Explore blocks of Victorian homes as an architecture buff, hidden dining experiences as a foodie, and satiate your fashionista vibes with a one-of-a-kind shopping spree. Whether renting a kimono at Asakichi, getting your ramen fix at Marufuku Ramen, celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival, or giving your mind and body a little TLC from Kabuki Springs and Spa, you’ll find your vibe in Japantown.

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Vibemap, in partnership with Japantown Community Benefit District

Vibemap, in partnership with Japantown Community Benefit District

Vibemap has been honored to partner with Japantown Community Benefit District in the curation of this guide during the dramatic city-wide motion to reinvest in local businesses in response to the coronavirus.