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Discover San Francisco's Rich Asian Culture

By: Hotel Nikko San Francisco / 06 Apr 2022
Celebrate the rich Asian culture of San Francisco and the blossoming of spring. Walk through the colorful alleyways of Chinatown, tour the SF Asian Art Museum, and be part of the annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. Experience the colors, traditions, art, and diversity of Asian heritage in in the heart of San Francisco. 

Discover the Bay Area's Asian narrative at these incredible attractions and destinations.
  1. Explore Japantown San Francisco

    Since the 1860ʼs, generations of Japanese settlers have nurtured their arts and culture in San Francisco's Japantown. Connect with a rich Japanese way of life in the heart of the vibrant and colorful Japantown neighborhood. From shops and historic walking tours, to sushi restaurants and karaoke bars, to cultural events, Japantown offers an authentic San Francisco experience. 

    Find your Zen at the Peace Pagoda, enjoy dinner at Benihana, shop at Daiso, and find serenity at the Kabuki Springs & Spa.

  2. Attend the Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

    The largest Cherry Blossom Festival on the West Coast, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture  and heritage. In its 55th year, this 9-day festival offers cultural programs, including Japanese origami and tea art exhibits, martial arts demos, flower arranging, dance performances, and live music during the two middle weekends of April. Experience the blossoming of the colorful cherry trees and this vibrance and diversity of our Japanese American community.
  3. Walk through Chinatown

    The largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in North America, San Francisco Chinatown is fascinating tourist attraction near Union Square. Explore this bustling neighborhood with city's best Chinese restaurants, noodle and tea houses, herbal shops, karaoke bars, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, and authentic experiences. Keep your camera ready to capture the iconic Dragon Gate, Old St. Mary's Church, Goddess of Democracy, and Tin How Temple. Come for the dim sum on Sundays.
  4. Visit the Asian Art Museum 

    Housing a collection of more than 18,000 artworks from every region of Asia, spanning over 6,000 years, the Asian Art Museum is a representation and celebration of creativity. Experience diverse Asian artworks in many forms, from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations, in this gorgeous museum in the heart of San Francisco. See inspiring art, dynamic exhibitions, and cultural celebrations that bring rich art experiences to the city.

Experience Japanese American Hospitality at Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Experience the art of Asian hospitality at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. An oasis off Union Square, our Japanese inspired luxury hotel showcases the colorful abstract art of Reiko Muranaga throughout the hotel and lobby. Hotel Nikko offers a private collection of over thirty original paintings by this renowned Tokyo raised artist. 

Our luxurious boutique hotel weaves a vivid visual story of Asian arts and culture through its ambiance and services. Hotel rooms and suites are decked with Japanese-inspired decor and Subarashi Yume ("dreams" in Japanese) pillow-top beds and Subarashi Ame rain showers. Hotel Nikko's ANZU Restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and sushi using local California ingredients.

Located within walking distance of Union Square, Chinatown and Japantown, Hotel Nikko immerses you in Asian culture and traditions. Get inspired by our latest hotel specials and experience the annual Cherry Blossom Festival this month.

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