San Francisco's 🇯🇵 J-Town:
The Nation's First Japantown
Walk with local Japanese American and Jewish home cook, entertaining expert and storyteller Kristin Eriko Posner to discover how history shaped the food, culture, and landscape of the oldest Japantown in the U.S.
This geo-tagged audio tour is best between 10:30am - 3:30pm on Wednesday-Saturdays, when all of the businesses on the tour are open. However, it can be taken at any time, on any day. Most stops are open until 6pm.
Make sure you have time to go on a leisurely walk. The tour is 50 minutes without stops, and about 2 hours with optional stops for meals and/or snacks.
Come hungry! There will be optional snacks and meals along the way.
Bring cash for a manju, a traditional Japanese confection at a 112-year old neighborhood institution.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and layers- it can be warm and sunny, then foggy, within a couple of hours in Japantown.
Narrator: Kristin Eriko Posner
To: Bryan, Jonas, Gary and the awesome team at VoiceMap, my family family and friends, for all of your support in creating this tour.
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