Japantown is a small neighborhood in downtown San Jose between 1st Street and 9th St., East Empire Street and E. Taylor St. just north of downtown. Is founded after World War II when the Japanese-American population was forcibly removed from Japantown and on their return many settled in this area. It offers an neighborly feel and perfect walkable community which has won awards for recognizing the significant contributions of the Chinese and Japanese legacies. It is home to the Japanese-American Museum of San Jose as well as a variety of restaurants, community organizations, shops and markets. There are however numerous non-Japanese businesses such as Mexican, Ethiopian and Korean restaurants.
Japantown Offers farmers markets held every Sunday, rummage sales, local events, festivals and days of remembrance. There are several art galleries and museums as well as community centers and a neighborhood Association.
The majority of homes are small, single family homes or converted townhouses. Prices start about $300,000 to $1.2 million depending on the condition and the location. Just about every home in Japantown is within walking distance to a close coffee shop, nearby restaurant, or corner market.
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