Walk with local Japanese American and Jewish home cook, entertaining expert, storyteller and activist Kristin Eriko Posner to discover how history shaped the food, culture, and landscape of the oldest Japantown in the U.S.
Kristin is the founder of Nourish Co., a lifestyle company that helps ethnically blended couples create nourishing new rituals, drawing on time-honored wisdom. https://nourish-co.com
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The Jazz Piano - Bensound
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Origami Fountains, Peace Pagoda, Japantown Mall
Meet me under the red torii gate at where Sutter and Buchanan Streets cross.
QHPC+J2 Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
By Bus: #2, #3, #22 and #38 bus lines all stop in Japantown.
By Car: Metered and 2 hour parking is available in the neighborhood
By Lyft or Uber (destination: Osaka Way)
Places to stop along the way:
Paper Tree, Benkyodo, Hinodeya Ramen
Best time of day:
This tour is best between 10:30am - 3:30pm on Wednesday-Saturdays, when all of the businesses on the tour are open. Though it can be taken at any hour, any day, taking the tour during this window is highly recommended! Most places are open until 6pm with the exception of the 112-year-old Japanese sweets shop.
Come hungry! There will be optional snacks and meal recommendations along the way.
Bring cash for a manju, a traditional Japanese confection at a 112-year old neighborhood institution.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and layers- it can be hot and sunny, then foggy, within a couple of hours in Japantown.
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