Japantown Travel Guide

Articles about Japantown

San Francisco’s Japantown, America’s largest, is in the midst of a makeover, complete with direct-from-Tokyo bookstores and toy shops, and soon, a three-story Japanese pop culture center. Our pick for an overnight: the new Hotel Tomo, where lobby ...

Hotels in Japantown

All signs of kitsch are gone from this property (previously the anime-themed Hotel Tomo). Now, San Francisco's newest boutique hotel shines like a chic, urban apartment thanks to smart flourishes by local designer Nicole Hollis.

Restaurants in Japantown

The second location of this popular South Indian spot is great for a date night—especially when paired with a show at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema right across the street.

Things to do in Japantown

Part of a group of Robert Redford-owned cinemas, the Kabuki location offers excellent independent and international fare. Booze is available from one of the cinema’s two bars at over 21 shows, and reserved seating saves you from having to elbow for space.