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Free guided walking tour of Japantown on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:53:00
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Laurie MacDougall
Historically, San Francisco’s Japantown dates from the earthquake and fire of 1906. Beginning in the 1950s, a decades-long urban renewal project reshaped both the neighborhood’s population and its physical landscape. Today, we see Japanese-style architecture next to classic Victorians and the birth of the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District. This is one of many free walking tours offered in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. Tours meet at the intersection of Buchanan and Sutter Streets, near 1747 Buchanan St., next to the large Japanese gate (rectangular arch) at the entrance to the pedestrian mall. Conducted by volunteers, the walks are free, although donations are always welcome. For further information, visit www.sfcityguides.org.

 
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