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Saturday June 2, 2018

Sunday June 3, 2018

Buchanan Mall Celebration

A 50th Anniversary Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. Come enjoy a full day of live music, dance and cultural performances.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Soy and Tofu Festival

Come discover the joy of soy at the eighth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival! A fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, to support the publication of the Nichi Bei Weekly.

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 […]

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 […]

10 Exciting New Things at the 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
By Ryan Smith This year marks the 48th anniversary of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, and to celebrate, there are going to be several noteworthy additions. The best part of these new attractions is that there’s something for everyone, so there’s no reason why the whole family can’t enjoy! Let’s take a look at […]