One of the most iconic images of Japantown is the Peace Pagoda, designed by architect Yoshio Taniguchi as a present from the people of Osaka, Japan, the sister city of San Francisco.
The pagoda is a gorgeous landmark, visible to city-goers even from a distance.
The very center of Japantown showcases unique structures known as Origami Fountains. Japanese folding paper was the inspiration for the design by Ruth Asawa
Inside the main centers are a variety of Japanese shops selling toys, teas, housewares, books, jewelry, and Japanese Collectibles. Sushi lovers rejoice, for there are plenty of Japanese cuisine options dotted throughout town.
Don’t miss an opportunity have a cultural experience in San Francisco. Keep an eye out here for a fun reason to head over to Japantown.
By Juan Romero