Japantown Community Benefit District

Japantown is a unique community in the heart of San Francisco. Although recently established in 2017, this neighborhood is rich in San Francisco history. As one of only three remaining Japantown's left in the United States, it serves as a regional tourism hub and as a central gathering location for many Japanese- Americans. The Japantown CBD will focus on providing environmental and economic enhancements to the district; including graffiti removal, pressure washing, marketing, and beautification improvements.  

Annual Investments

  • Environmental Enhancements 
    • Sidewalk sweeping
    • Litter removal
    • Graffiti removal
    • Sidewalk pressure washing
    • Signage
    • Beautification improvements
  • Economic Enhancements
    • Business liaison to assist local merchants
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Events


The boundaries of the District include 67 parcels located on approximately seven whole blocks including blocks and partial blocks bounded by Geary Boulevard, Fillmore Street, Post Street, Laguna Street, Webster Street, Buchanan Street, and Sutter Street



Japantown Community Benefit District Management Plan 

Japantown Community Benefit District Engineer's Report 

Japantown Community Benefit District Election Results 

District Map

Japantown Map


Grace Horikiri, Executive Director
1765 Sutter Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94115