The Japan Center opened in 1968 as an ethnic showcase in the cosmopolitan tradition of San Francisco. Stretching three square blocks, the complex houses shops, restaurants, art galleries, movie theatres, a spa, travel services, and a hotel.On weekends, particularly in the spring and summer, see traditional Japanese flowering plum and cherry trees with music, dance performances, flower-arranging demonstrations, martial arts presentations, and a variety of other cultural events.The Cherry Bossom Festival in April is a free event held over two weekends with exhibits, demonstrations, tea ceremonies, flower arranging, children's programs, a parade, a food bazaar, and much more.The Nihommachi Street Fair is a free event held the first weekend in August and features arts and crafts, children's activities, music, food, and community information.
Post Street (at Buchanan Street)San Francisco, CA 94115
Organization and Program Categories:
Kid-Friendly Restaurants & Retail
Cultural and Ethnic
Parking is available in two indoor garages with entrances on Geary and Fillmore. There is an outdoor lot off of Webster between Post and Sutter Streets. Difficult metered street parking.Muni: 2, 3, 22, 38