Do you live in California/ San Francisco?

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Do you live in California/ San Francisco?

Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I'm planning a trip to California, mostly San Francisco. My main reason for going to San Francisco to visit "Japantown" I've developed an obsession with Japan, and I feel this is the closest I'll get to Japan until I actually visit Japan. I was curious if any of you have ever been there. I'm dying to know if it's worth it.

I'm curious to know how much money I should bring. I'm planning to stay 5-7 days. I'm also going along with my boyfriend and my brother. I'm going during spring break of that matters, which is in march.
12/25/2011
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Katelyn Katelyn
Hey I live super close to San Francisco and if you are going to be staying there and doing popular sightseeing things it is going to cost a ton. Japantown is super cheap but the peer, Alcatraz and museums are more expensive. I suggest going to the peer and getting a clam chowder bread bowl!
12/25/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Katelyn
Hey I live super close to San Francisco and if you are going to be staying there and doing popular sightseeing things it is going to cost a ton. Japantown is super cheap but the peer, Alcatraz and museums are more expensive. I suggest going to the ...
When you typed peer, you mean Pier 39, right?
12/25/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Miss Nessa
I'm planning a trip to California, mostly San Francisco. My main reason for going to San Francisco to visit "Japantown" I've developed an obsession with Japan, and I feel this is the closest I'll get to Japan until I actually ...
I used to live in different parts of San Francisco and the Bay Area, but now I have moved up north.

Japantown isn't really that large, you'll finish checking everything out within a few hours. Like Katelyn said, you should go visit other places like Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden (check out their Tea Ceremony), Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Alcatraz, the museums, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, and Sausalito. If you're into wine sampling, spare a day to travel up north and enjoy the beautiful Napa Valley.
12/25/2011
dv8 dv8
Check out sf.funcheap.com to see what events will be going on.
12/30/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
I live about an hour away from sanfran i live in modesto california. near stockton.
12/31/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
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Originally posted by Katelyn
Hey I live super close to San Francisco and if you are going to be staying there and doing popular sightseeing things it is going to cost a ton. Japantown is super cheap but the peer, Alcatraz and museums are more expensive. I suggest going to the ...
yum peir clam chowder bread bowls are good.
12/31/2011
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by LilLostLenore
yum peir clam chowder bread bowls are good.
Those are touristy and mass-produced. Here are some dining guides:

Top 100 Restaurants (SF Gate)
Bargain Bites 2011 (SF Gate)
100 Things to Eat before You Die (7x7 SF)
12/31/2011
potstickers potstickers
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Originally posted by LilLostLenore
yum peir clam chowder bread bowls are good.
The clam chowder itself really isn't much better than canned. Their bread is good though, but there are so many other terrific places to eat that it's not worth a trip.
12/31/2011
voenne voenne
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Originally posted by Miss Nessa
I'm planning a trip to California, mostly San Francisco. My main reason for going to San Francisco to visit "Japantown" I've developed an obsession with Japan, and I feel this is the closest I'll get to Japan until I actually ...
I live near SF and go to Japantown on occasion. It really depends on what you want to buy, but there is tons of shopping to be had. Don't get me wrong, Japantown is fun, but it's no substitution for actually going to Japan. If you like anime and the street fashion, you'll probably want to save a lot of money up, because you could easily walk out with a truckload of awesome things. You're also going to have to take into consideration costs for parking (parking is ridiculous, FYI), or lots of small change for buses and/or taxis if not.

Hope you have fun.
12/31/2011
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by voenne
I live near SF and go to Japantown on occasion. It really depends on what you want to buy, but there is tons of shopping to be had. Don't get me wrong, Japantown is fun, but it's no substitution for actually going to Japan. If you like anime ...
Small change? If a tourist is going to ride the bus, I'd recommend getting a day pass or a Clipper card.
01/01/2012
voenne voenne
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Originally posted by dv8
Small change? If a tourist is going to ride the bus, I'd recommend getting a day pass or a Clipper card.
That's true, but I meant anything smaller than just $10 dollar bills, just in case.
01/02/2012
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