Celebrate Japantown on Japan Day 2018. On this one day event, you will see traditional performances, demonstrations, and workshops by master Japanese artists.
All events are on Sunday, July 1 from 12pm to 4:30pm.
These are just some of the activities and performances planned for this year's event.
You will also find workshops and demonstrations to help you perfect your skills. This year's demonstrations include Japanese Dolls, Origami and Shodo. You can also participate in the Shodo Workshop from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Union Bank Hospitality Room.
This event is free and open to the public.
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Japantown is an easy place to get to from anywhere in SF. You can take the 2, 3, 22, and 38. All will drop you just a few blocks away.
If you decide to drive, there is a parking garage on the corner of Post and Fillmore (under Kabuki Theater). It's your best bet, unless you are lucky enough to find street parking.
You will find three great places to stay near the Japan Day celebration.
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You will find a number of great places to grab lunch before or dinner after the Japan Day festival. You can either stay in Japantown or head up the street a few blocks to Pacific Heights. It just depends on what interests you.
Here are a few of my favorites nearby:
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