San Francisco’s Japantown isn't the most expansive Japantown I've seen. In fact, many of its businesses cater to Korean consumers. Nonetheless, exploring the shops at Japantown Center is always a treat. Restaurant Row’s outside-inside theme tries to makes you feel like you're strolling through a narrow ally in Japan.
Isobune Sushi claims to be the first sushi house with a boat. You have to try the red bean-filled fish pastries.
Unfortunately, the center resembles a ghost town, even on a Sunday. As a child, we spent our weekends at Japantown Center because there was so much to do. It was kinda sad to see how bad business was for the shopkeepers.