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Buchanan Mall

  • Buchanan St. between Post and Sutter Sts. Map It
  • Japantown
  • Store/Shop/Mall

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The shops lining this open-air mall are geared more toward locals—travel agencies, electronics shops—but there are some fun Japanese-goods stores here, too. 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, For lunch head to Hinodeya Ramen (1737 Buchanan St., 415/757–0552), serving light-tasting dashi (clear-broth) ramen, a rarity in the city. Have a seat on local artist Ruth Asawa's twin origami-style fountains, which sit in the middle of the mall.

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

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Published 07/06/2016


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