Japantown, Urban Renewal and the Fillmore Jazz District
Neighborhood: Japantown/ Fillmore Jazz District
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,
click here for more information on booking private group tours.
San Francisco's Japantown dates from the earthquake and fire of 1906. Later, Japanese Americans were uprooted in World War II and replaced largely by African Americans whose thriving businesses included many jazz clubs. Then, in the 1950s, urban renewal changed the physical landscape. Today we see Japanese-style architecture next to classic Victorians and the birth of the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District.
Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 pm given by William Watt (Tour Cancelled)
Monday, April 21 at 10:00 am given by William Watt
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
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.
This tour is offered all year
*newly added tour(s) that are not listed in the printed brochure
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Coordinator(s): Saundra Keyes
Guide(s): Dan Calamuci, Marian Halley, Saundra Keyes, Don Langley, Alan Sable, Robin Seeley, William Watt