The Japan Center is a shopping center in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It opened in March 1968 and was originally called the Japanese Cultural and Trade Center. It is bounded by Geary (on the south), Post (on the north), Fillmore (on the west), and Laguna (on the east). The mall itself is composed of three mall buildings; from west to east, they are the Kinokuniya Mall, Kintetsu Mall (now Japan Center West), and Miyako Mall (now Japan Center East). Anchor tenants include Books Kinokuniya and Sundance Kabuki Cinema.Plan to see Japan Center and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Francisco trip maker website.
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I used to live in Northern California and went on Scool field trips to the museums, aquarium, art and science centers. What baffles me is we never visited Japan Center. I “discovered” it while... more »
It's not a shopping mall, it's a cultural and food center, a great place to buy authentic Japanese items and eat authentic food. Plus they have a terrific movie theater. more »
A very nice place, plenty of attractions and shops. Despite it being inside, it isn't too hot and the parking garage is spacious. It's a great way to experience a different culture and have some good food or other fun stuff along the way.
Love this place, I make a point to stop here whenever I find my self in San Francisco. It's filled with great japanese stores that variety in prices. As well as nice restaurants and cafes. Overall really great experience here!
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