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Sunday July 1, 2018

Japan Day Festival

When: 12:00 – 4:30 PM Where: Japantown Peace Plaza Cost: Free Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown! Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance. FREE Schedule of Events OUTDOOR PEACE PLAZA STAGE: 12:00PM -12:45 PM: Kokuseiryu Shigin 1:00-1:10 PM: Shubukai of Chicago […]

Saturday July 14, 2018

SF Anime Festival & Cosplay

When: July 14, 2018, 11a-4p Where: Japantown Peace Plaza Cost: Free Get your wigs and costume on, find your Senpai and notice your Kohai while exploring great shops and restaurants in East and West Japantown Malls. Not sure what to do? Stop by Senpai booth to get Cosplay 101 from local cosplayers.

Saturday July 21, 2018

Sunday July 22, 2018

Ginza Bazaar / Bon Odori

When: July 21 – 1 P.M. – 6 P.M. / July 22 – 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. Where: Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine Street, SF, CA 94115 Join the Buddhist Church of San Francisco  for the annual 80th Ginza Bazaar and 87th annual Bon Odori (Obon Dancing) which features two days of […]

Saturday August 4, 2018

Sunday August 5, 2018

45th Nihonmachi Street Fair

When: August 4,5 , 2018, 11a-6p Where: SF Japantown Cost: Free The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Continually evolving to reflect the city it celebrates while […]

Sunday August 26, 2018

Origami Palooza

Learn from origami experts to create amazing things with paper. More than a dozen teachers and activities for folders of all levels. MAKE A WISH, FOLD A CRANE. Join members of Rainbow World Fund as they gather wishes and cranes for the World Tree of Hope. Named one of the most ‘Beautiful Trees in the World’ […]

Saturday September 15, 2018

Sunday September 16, 2018

Sumo Champions Exhibition

When: September 15(Meet & Greet) & 16(Exhibitions & Meet and Greet), 2018 Where: Japantown Peace Plaza Feel the power and excitement of the 7th Annual Sumo Champions Exhibition matches in the Japantown Peace Plaza. Day 1 Meet & Greet Take a photo or selfie with your favorite Sumo. When: Saturday, September 15th @ 5:00 PM […]

Saturday September 29, 2018

San Francisco Osaka Matsuri

When: September 29, 2018, 12pm-5pm Where: Japantown Peace Plaza

Participate in the Japantown Webster Street Bridge Makeover
Late last month, the Japantown Task Force, made an announcement that they were soliciting the community’s advice on the paint color for the Japantown’s Webster Street bridge. For the last few years, the community has been fighting to keep the bridge despite the Geary BRT original plans to demolish it. In the latest Geary BRT presentation […]

Annual Events In Japantown
    Here are yearly events you can enjoy in SF Japantown. For more information click on the photos below.

Volunteer Opportunities in Japantown
Year-round, the Japantown community asks for volunteers to help program a lot of the events in Japantown. Some of our events, like the Cherry Blossom Festival requires almost 500 volunteers. We understand there are a lot of great causes out there and giving your time to help support the community is something we treasure. We […]