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Neighborhood in San Jose, California, U.S.

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Top to right: San Jose Obon Festival; Nijiya Market; Japantown Insignia, the intersection of Jackson and N. 5th st.; San Jose Betsuin Temple.
Japantown is located in San Jose, California
Coordinates: 37°20′54″N 121°53′44″W / 37.348463°N 121.895421°W / 37.348463; -121.895421 (Japantown)Coordinates: 37°20′54″N 121°53′44″W / 37.348463°N 121.895421°W / 37.348463; -121.895421 (Japantown)
Country United States
CountySanta Clara
CitySan Jose
ZIP Code
Area code(s)Area code 408

Japantown (also known as Nihonmachi (ja: 日本町) or J Town) is a historic residential, commercial, and cultural district of San Jose, California, north of Downtown San Jose.[1][2]

Historically a center for San Jose's Japanese American and Chinese American communities, San Jose's Japantown is one of only three Japantowns that still exist in the United States, alongside San Francisco's Japantown and Los Angeles's Little Tokyo.

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference SJMN-150211 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Domrose, Cathryn (16 June 2000). "Japantown Thrives in Culturally Diverse San Jose / Obon Festival is a summer highlight". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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