Japantown, Urban Renewal and the Fillmore District

Neighborhood: Japantown/ Fillmore Jazz District

Please Note:

Our free (donations welcome!), regularly scheduled tours are open to the public but NOT open to parties of 8 or more. If you plan to bring 8 or more walkers to a regular tour, please click here for more information on booking private group tours.

Description:

San Francisco's Japantown dates from the earthquake and fire of 1906. During World War II, Japanese American residents were imprisoned and replaced largely by African Americans, whose thriving businesses included many jazz clubs. Beginning in the 1950s, a decades-long urban renewal project reshaped both the neighborhood's population and its physical landscape. Today we see Japanese-style architecture next to classic Victorians and the birth of the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District.

Next Tour:

Saturday, August 15 at 2:00 pm given by Marian Halley

Notes:

Tour includes stairs and several blocks of uphill walking.

Future tours:

This tour is also scheduled on those dates in the calendar below (after the map) where the tour time is indicated (in red). You can advance to future months by clicking the >> symbol in the calendar title.

Location:

Meet at the intersection of Buchanan and Sutter Streets, near 1747 Buchanan Street, next to the large Japanese gate (rectangular arch) at the entrance to the pedestrian mall. Public transportation: MUNI lines, 2, 22, 38.

Click here for public transit or driving directions to the starting point

Schedule:

This tour is offered all year

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Guides:

Coordinator(s): Saundra Keyes
Guide(s): Marian Halley, Saundra Keyes, Don Langley, Robin Seeley, William Watt


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