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2023 Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Summer Festival Event, Los Angeles, Japantown (Bon Odori, Taiko, Bingo, Games, Japanese Food..) 2 Days
2023 - 8th Annual 'Delicious Little Tokyo' Food History Tour Event, JANM (Educational Walking and Food Tasting Tour of Little Tokyo Japantown)
2023 JANM Annual Natsumatsuri Family Festival Event Summer Celebration (Bon Odori, Life Performers, Hula, Tea Ceremony, Taiko, Crafts, Origami..)
2023 Guadalupe Buddhist Church Annual Obon Festival (Live Taiko, Bon Odori, Teriyaki Chicken & Beff, Udon, Sushi, Bonsai Exhibit, Martial Arts..) Sun
2023 The Studio Where the Yellow Brick Road Once Wound through Munchkin Land.. - Sony Pictures Studios Tour
2023 Long Beach Buddhist Church (LBBC) Bon Odori Festival Event (Ondo Dancing, Live Taiko, Food..) Saturday
2023 Buddhist Church of Stockton Obon / Bazaar Festival Event (1 Day) Saturday
2023 Los Angeles Auto Show Event - LA Convention Center (Nov 17 - Nov 26) Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Tesla..
2023 Noguchi Museum Admission is Free (First Friday of Every Month) Advance Reservations Are Recommended
2023 - September 21: International Day of Peace (The Japanese Peace Bell - North of the Secretariat Building at United Nations Headquarters)
2023 - Annual Ekoji Buddhist Annual Summer Obon Festival Event (Bon Odori Dancing, Food, Live Taiko, Vendors, Games, Candlelight Service..) Saturday
2023 San Mateo Buddhist Temple Annual Bazaar Event (Traditional Japanese Foods, Live Taiko Performances, Crafts, Games..) (2 Days, Diff Hours)
2023 San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Obon Bazaar-Festival (Live Taiko, Authentic Japanese Food, Entertainment & Bon Odori Dancing) JapanTown (2 Days)

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San Francisco is one of the oldest Japantowns in the United States.

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How Old is San Francisco Japantowns?

San Francisco is one of the oldest Japantowns in the United States.

How Many Official Japantown Are There in the United States?

There are four official Japantowns in the United States, San Francisco Japantown is the largest of them. The town is known as the hub of Japanese culture.

When the First Japanese Immigrants Arrive in San Francisco?

The first Japanese immigrants arrived in San Francisco Bay in 1869. Japanese immigrants moved to the edge of San Francisco Chinatown and the South of Market neighborhood.

Where Was the First Official San Francisco Japantown Located in San Francisco?

Following the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, the Japanese community relocated to the citys present day Japantown in the Western Addition, and also, the South Park neighborhood. In 1900 there were 90 Japanese businesses. By 1909 this figure increased to 545.

What Streets are San Francisco Japantown Located?

The main thoroughfare is Post Street, between Fillmore Street (to the west) and Laguna Street (to the east). The Japantown neighborhood is generally considered to be bordered on the north by Bush or Pine Street, and on the south by Geary Boulevard.

Where is the Center of San Francisco Japantown Located?

San Francisco Japantown focal point is the Japan Center, which opened in 1968, and is the site of three Japanese-oriented shopping centers. The San Francisco Peace Pagoda, also at the Japan Center, is a five-tiered concrete stupa designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi.

What is the San Francisco Peace Pagoda?

The San Francisco Peace Pagoda is a five-tiered concrete stupa designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi.

Is There a Walking Tour to Explore San Francisco Japantown?

The Japantown History Walk was to teach about the unique historical and cultural significance of the space the Nikkei community has established in Japantown over the past 110 years.

Where Does the Walking Tour in San Francisco Japantown Start?

The Japantown History Walk tour starts at Peace Plaza by Japan Center Mall West Entrance.