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Explore the Culture of Japantown San Francisco

Diversity is what makes San Francisco such a popular destination for travelers from around the globe. When you're a guest at Hotel Nikko, you'll be within close proximity of Japantown, which delivers a cultural experience like no other.

Shop for cast iron teapots and antique plates at Asakichi and imported Japanese food and bath products at Ichiban Kan. Dine on authentic Japanese cuisine at a wide array of one-of-a-kind restaurants. And rejuvenate your body and soul with an invigorating massage or soothing facial at Kabuki Springs & Spa.

The excitement and culture of Japantown is just a 25-minute walk from Hotel Nikko, San Francisco's premier Japanese-inspired hotel.


Vary by shops, restaurants, and attractions.


Vary by shops, restaurants, and attractions.


  • Ginza Bazaar
  • Nihonmachi Street Fair
  • Japan Day Festival


  • Dining
  • Cafés
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Movie Theater


  • How much is parking in Japantown?
    The Japan Center Main Garage charges $2 per hour from 9:00 a.m. to noon, $3.50 per hour from noon to 3:00 p.m., $2.50 per hour from 3:00 p.m. to midnight, and $1 per hour from midnight to 9:00 a.m. You can save $2 on your parking on weekdays if you enter before 8:30 a.m. and stay a minimum of 3 hours. The garage is open 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • What restaurants are in Japantown?
    There are many excellent eateries in this very distinct San Francisco neighborhood, such as Izumiya, Ino Sushi, Kiss Seafood, Isobune Sushi, On the Bridge, Sapporo-Ya/Fuku Sushi, Mifune Restaurant, and Mums - Home of Shabu Shabu. Menu items run the gastronomic gamut from sushi, sashimi, and tempura to noodle dishes and chicken, beef, and fish teriyaki. Of course, you'll want to complement your meal with some sake.

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