Ruth Asawa Fountains
During drought years you'll have to imagine how they look with water flowing, but even without, they're a sight to behold. Celebrated...
Real Escape Game
Gamers put down their screens for this real-life puzzle, developed in Japan, imported to SF. You and your teammates get locked in a...
When in 1968 San Francisco's sister city of Osaka, Japan, made a gift of Yoshiro Taniguchi's five-tiered concrete stupa, the city seemed...
New People Cinema
See current-release Japanese films, anime and documentaries at this underground 143-seat theater with HD projection and kick-ass sound....
The perfect retro lunch counter cheerfully serves an old-school egg-salad sandwich or pastrami for $5, but the real draw is the $1.15...
1909 Bush St · interesting places nearby
Konko Church information
Inside this low-roofed, high-modernist church, you'll find a handsome blond-wood sanctuary with lofty beamed ceiling, vintage photographs of Konko events dating back 80 years, and friendly Reverend Joanne Tolosa, who'll answer questions about spirituality, the church or its Shinto-inspired beliefs, then leave you to contemplation. On New Year's Day, visitors jot down an appreciation, apology and request on a slip of paper, affix it to a tree and receive blessings with sacred rice wine.