Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms; and held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. The first Cherry Blossom Festival took place in April of 1967 during a time change in our society. Young […]

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Japantown Merchants Association

The Japantown Merchants Associations website is a wonderful site to further explore San Francisco’s Japantown. It lists all of the local events and merchants throughout the community.  For more information please visit their website at

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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)

Founded in 1973, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (the JCCCNC) has been serving the community for over 35 years. The JCCCNC strives to meet the evolving needs of the Japanese American community through offering programs, affordable services and facility usage. The goals are: To manage and maintain a multi-service community center […]

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Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, the site originally spanned about one acre […]

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