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The kids' counterpart to the Japan Center, this fresh shopping center combines a cinema, a café, shops, and a gallery with a successful synergy. The basement cinema shows classic and cutting-edge Asian (largely Japanese) films and is home to the San Francisco Film Society. Grab some onigiri (rice balls) and a cup of Blue Bottle coffee at the café, then head upstairs and peruse Japanese pop-culture items and anime-inspired fashion. The cuteness radiating from the Rilakkuma store may overwhelm you. The tiny Superfrog Gallery upstairs exhibits cutting-edge contemporary art.

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  • Address: 1746 Post St., Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/525–8630 store; 415/525–8600 cinema
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. noon–7, Sun. noon–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Japantown
Updated: 05-01-2013

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