Japantown (San Jose)
Japantown (San Jose)
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A quaint neighborhood with Japanese restaurants, shops and other attractions.
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caltravelgal
Covina, CA393 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Historic area where you can learn about it just by walking around; get some shopping done; buy groceries; dine at a restaurant. Pretty decent area to explore.
Written 17 July 2023
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Sherry R
Nashville, TN5 contributions
Mar 2023
A number of restaurants are located here; also a few shops. I kept driving around the neighborhood to be sure I wasn't missing something... Not exactly what I was hoping for.
Written 30 March 2023
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Creator
2 contributions
Sep 2022
This was my first time going to Japantown, San Jose and I had to say, it was a pleasant experience. The Restaurants were really ambient and the way it was preserved was cool.
Written 17 September 2022
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ilBuckeye
Arlington Heights, IL267 contributions
Apr 2022
This neighborhoods better days seem to be behind it. We visited on a Tuesday afternoon and there was frankly not a lot to see. There were a few benches with historical stories. The Buddhist temple exterior was beautiful. Not really any shops to speak of. There were a few restaurants but we weren't ready for dinner.
Written 7 April 2022
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mini
Fremont, CA179 721 contributions
Jan 2021
We like to go to Japan Town in the San Jose area. This time we went to get lunch at one of the local restaurants. There is also a good grocery store, generall stores, and lots of history.
Written 5 January 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA179 721 contributions
Apr 2020
We like going to Japantown area of San Jose. Its a small area with cafes, stores, Buddhist temple, museum, and more . I also like to purchase items at the very good store called Gifts Kogura Company Oriental Arts.

There are historical signs that describes the history of Japantown.
Written 27 April 2020
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PD12
3 contributions
Dec 2019
I enjoyed the historical aspect of this part of town. The Japanese community is well rooted in the San Jose culture. I also enjoyed eating at multiple different locations in this town - include Sento Market.
Written 7 December 2019
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mini
Fremont, CA179 721 contributions
Oct 2019
We had a good time in Japantown in san Jose. We have been there a number of times. Thist time we were there to go to dinner at Minato. There are number of good places to dine . This is also a historic area with a museum and several historical information signs to see. There is also a grocery, shops, and more.
Written 24 November 2019
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Fatima Quintelle Oni
San Jose, CA3 contributions
Sep 2019
Near Alura Inn Neigjborhood ,which Extends to 13th Street it has museums and American Casual Restaurants and Asian eateries
Written 22 September 2019
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Ann Capatch
48 contributions
Sep 2019
Did expect more shops with Japanese themed goods. Only found a few. Lots of restuarants. But it was a quiet experience. We went to the Sunday Farmers Market nearby which, although very small seemed to have more activity. Great place for fresh produce/samples and baked goods but nothing else.
Written 13 September 2019
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