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Buchanan Mall

  • Buchanan St. between Post and Sutter Sts. Map It
  • Japantown
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Updated 05/05/2014

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The buildings lining this open-air mall are of the shoji school of architecture. The shops are geared more toward locals—travel agencies, electronics shops—but there are some fun Japanese-goods stores. Arrive early in the day and you may score some fabulous mochi (a soft, sweet Japanese rice treat) at Benkyodo Company (1747 Buchanan St. 415/922–1244 It's easy to spend hours among the fabulous origami and craft

papers at Paper Tree (1743 Buchanan St. 415/921–7100 can have a seat on local artist Ruth Asawa's twin origami-style fountains, which sit in the middle of the mall; they're squat circular structures made of fieldstone, with three levels of seating surrounded by a brick floor.

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Buchanan St. between Post and Sutter Sts., San Francisco, California, 94115, United States

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Updated 05/05/2014


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