The 2nd Best Neighborhood in Downtown San Jose!

As  the 10th largest city, San Jose is one of the most in demand relocation spots in America. Rated as “America’s Happiest Big City” and “One of America’s Safest Cities” by Forbes, people from all over the world are making The Capital of Silicon Valley their forever home. Other accolades of the city include its rating as “The Nation’s Best City for Women” by Women’s Health Magazine and “One of the Best Places to Grow Up” by U.S. News and World Report.  

The city offers a wealth of entertainment, dining, and recreational options perfect for families, singles, and everyone in between. Grounds for activities include pools, golf courses, hiking trails, community gardens, and over 200 parks.

Its diverse population makes for a melting pot of culture that is especially apparent in its vibrant restaurant scene. From Asian to Italian and many, many more, there is a taste to suit every taste bud. Downtown San Jose is especially revered for its five star restaurants, luxury hotels, and thriving night life.

Various attractions in San Jose make it a desirable place to visit even for those who live within city limits. Famous sites include Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, the Tech Museum of Innovation, and the Children’s Discovery Museum.

The city also hosts major events that draw crowds throughout the year. Its  annual International Mariachi Festival and Jazz Festival are among the top festivities held by San Jose. Community is also a big part of its culture with farmers markets spread throughout the city’s neighborhoods. The city is also boosting its presence in the sports world as a an up-and-coming hub and is home to professional soccer, baseball, football, and hockey teams. Live music is another feature of this intricate city. The SAP Center at San Jose lands international music icons including Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Bruno Mars, and Tool.

Real estate in San Jose is incredibly diverse. Buyers can find homes styled as ranches, bungalows, high-rises, condominiums, apartment complexes, and even victorian houses. Also environmentally conscious, the city utilizes green technology in new private and public construction.

Above its booming economy, active lifestyle offerings, and safety, is San Jose’s renown school system. With over 400 public schools, its K – 12 students have historically performed better than their peers in other California cities. The city has multiple community colleges in addition to state operated San Jose State University and Santa Clara University.

Located on the Northside of Downtown San Jose, Japantown boasts one of the best live/play combination in San Jose. In close proximity to highway 880, 280, 17, you’ll quickly find your way to a multitude of areas like Mountain View, the Apple Spaceship, and even the east bay but also have enough going on in your backyard to never have to go anywhere!

Are you relocating to the Silicon Valley? Here’s some great information about this neighborhood:

What’s a Japantown Weekend Look Like?

It’s filled with activity! You can head to the park located just outside of Japantown on Hedding and 8th. Walk or bike on the Guadalupe trail and head up the bay. Or walk downtown and enjoy any of the fine restaurants and breweries that are opening up.

If you’re staying in Japantown, then enjoy the following restaurants:

SJ Omogari Korean Restaurant

Wenzhou Fish Noodles & More


Is Japantown Close To Downtown?

Japantown is located about a mile away from the true Downtown San Jose. With endless food and drink opportunities, you’ll have a great time enjoying the local scene all while hardly ever using your car.

Three Specific Places To Hang Out in Japantown

Roys Coffee & Tea

San Pedro Square Market

ISO Beers


Top 3 Things To Do On Yelp!

Be sure to check the calendar of events at for all the latest monthly events going on in this neighborhood.

Don’t forget to visit the Japantown Certified Farmers’ Market every Sunday from 8:30am-Noon.

Top Places To Eat!

SJ Omogari Korean Restaurant

Wenzhou Fish Noodles & More


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