Japantown, Fillmore St. and Alta Plaza Park
Japantown is the oldest of only three remaining Japantown’s in the United
States (there is another one in LA and one in San Jose).
Map of the aria:
center is an open plaza with an impressive 5-tiered Peace Pagoda.
In the nearby indoor
& outdoor complexes you can find many sushi, ramen and other traditional
Japanese restaurants, grocery stores and gift shops.
Japantown is a fun place to explore, it is not big, but it provides a different
and unique Japanese experience.
You can combine
your Japantown visit with few other nearby attractions like Fillmore St. and Alta
There is a
large and not expensive parking lot just below the shopping center.
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the
cathedral unique modern building soars 190 feet high and is crowned with golden
was selected in 2007 by the local chapter of the American Institute of
Architects for a list of San Francisco's top 25 buildings.
The modern cathedral
design, white rounded marble walls, and its top of the hill location make it
visible from many viewpoints in San Francisco.
The old and more
traditional church building (1854) is located across the street.
from Post St. north to Jackson St. is a good place to get something to eat or
drink in the many local coffee places and restaurants. You can also find here a
collection of trendy cloths stores.
Alta Plaza Park:
climb the southern slope of this hillside city park.
When you reach
the top, you will find a panoramic views of the city on the southeast side and if
you will walk to the north side of the park, you can see a view of the San
Walk to Jackson
and Pierce St. junction cross the street and look down all the way to the bay
to relax and enjoy the view in warm sunny day.
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