Japantown events

Japantown places

San Jose's historic Japantown is known for its dining scene with unpretentious restaurants serving regional Japanese fare, as well as Chinese, Hawaiian, Mexican, and fast-food cuisine.

Contemporary clothing and gift shops mix with art galleries, a karaoke bar, and salons. The Japanese American Museum highlights stories of immigration and WWII internment, while peace can be found at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin hondo and Wesley Methodist Church sanctuary.

Japantown Business Association

The Japantown Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japantown as a unique ethnic neighborhood offering a rare blend of business, cultural, and historical resources.

With over 150 members comprised of local businesses, associations, and community organizations, JBA has played an important role in Japantown's continuing vitality.

Visit the JBA Website