Welcome to Japantenna

A new pop-up experience in San Francisco Japantown

1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(Japan center Kinokuniya building 2nd floor #250)

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UNESCO City of Design


Kobe is a beautiful port city in west Japan, at the foot of the Rokko mountain range. In 1868, Kobe opened its port to the Western world, and it blossomed into a thriving cosmopolitan city, incorporating new customs, cultures and industries. Today Kobe is home to 1.5 million people.

Kobe is 20 minutes from Osaka and an hour flight from Tokyo, has access to three major train lines, a dedicated airport and a high-speed ferry service that can reach Kansai Airport in just 30 minutes.Kobe has many tourist attractions. Enjoy Japan’s oldest hot spring resort Arima Onsen. Admire sweeping night views of Kobe from its two most famous mountains, Maya and Rokko, which can be accessed by road, hiking, or by funicular train and cable car.

Kobe’s Nada District is famous for sake production. At the heart of the city is Ikuta Shrine, historically protected by the Kanbe family, namesake of present-day Kobe, which translates literally as ‘God’s Door.’

Experience unique regional culture of Japan

Japan is divided into 47 prefectures. Each has its own unique history and culture. Come and experience regional culture of Japan in San Francisco Japantown

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