Explore Japantown's Legacy: Self-Guided Audio Tour


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Travel by your own rules using the self-guided audio tour and explore San Francisco's Japantown

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Highlights

  • Experience Japantown with In-App Audio Tour
  • Explore the legacy of the red Torii Gate
  • Discover Ruth Asawa's Origami Fountain
  • See where jazz legends played at Bop City
  • Feel history at 1680 Post Street, Japantown

Description

Unlock the past and savor the present in San Francisco's Japantown with this self-guided audio tour. Designed for history buffs, art lovers, and culinary enthusiasts, this tour delves into the vibrant tapestry of a community that has triumphed over adversity. As the narrative unfolds, the listener will discover the oldest Japantown in the United States, strolling through its streets, landmarks, and flavors that continue to shape its identity. Starting at the iconic red Torii Gate and concluding at the nostalgic 1680 Post Street, once home to the legendary Bop City jazz club, the route guides you through a series of historical milestones and cultural gems. The tour explores scenic streets adorned with cherry trees, peaceful alcoves that speak to the heart, and bustling spots where Japantown's energy is palpable. Along the way, indulge in authentic culinary delights, marvel at intricately folded metal sculptures, and stand where generations have contended with the tides of change. Memorable experiences include the artistry of the Ruth Asawa Origami Fountain, a testament to both creativity and community. Glimpse into the entrepreneurial spirit at Soko Hardware and feel the rhythms of a bygone jazz era at Bop City. As you traverse this neighborhood, the narration intertwines the tales of resilience, artistic expression, and the enduring bonds of a spirited community. The journey through Japantown is a feast for the senses, a brush with history, and a celebration of a culture that has withstood the test of time. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Includes

Downloadable Self-Guided Audio Tour on the WeGoTrip app in English

Important Information

  • The audio tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. You will get a link to download it by email and SMS

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