Japanese for "Japantown" (actually, Japan street(s)). Usually this refers to the area in San Francisco, although there is also a similar area in San Jose. It is in the Western Addition region of the City, with cross streets Geary and Fillmore. The heart is the Japan Center, a mall-ish thing with a Kinokuniya and other great stores and restaurants. You may find directions at The Shin Anime Shopper's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area), or just take the 38 or 38L bus from Geary or the Transbay center.

SF's Nihonmachi hosts the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival and the Nihonmachi Street Fair.

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