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Japantown

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Location: 
Post Street (at Buchanan Street)
San FranciscoCA 94115
Organization Description: 

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.

Neighborhood: 
Western Addition
Pacific Heights
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Organization and Program Categories: 
Kid-Friendly Restaurants & Retail
Cultural and Ethnic
Languages Spoken: 
English
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
Getting There: 
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