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Japan Center, San Francisco

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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 composed of three malls: the Kinokuniya Mall, Kintetsu Mall, and Miyako Mall. Anchor tenants include Books Kinokuniya and Sundance Kabuki Cinema.The Fuki-ya restaurant owned by Junko and Richard K. Diran is said to have been the first Robatayaki restaurant in the United States.The architecture of the site, created by Minoru Yamasaki, has been described as "Brutalist slabwork."San Francisco's Peace Pagoda is on the Japan Center site.
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  • Beautiful Area of San Francisco. Curated in every detail. It feels like you're really in Japan. Shops, trees, gadgets all perfectly represents a Japanese city. Prices in general are a high hair but I recommend at least the visit to the neighborhood.
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  • Japan center encompasses restaurants and shops similar to being in a market place in Japan. Stores sell chopsticks, origami and small sushi dishes of every color, style and variety. The places you can...  more »
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  • 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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