One of the more distinctive hotels in Japantown is Hotel Tomo, a Joie de Vivre Hotel. This 3-star hotel features a colorful and innovative interior design, creating a vibrant ambiance. Another charming 3-star hotel in Japantown is Queen Anne Hotel. This beautiful hotel is set in an historic building and has retained a traditional wooden staircase and features classical furnishings.
Japantown is still the home of roughly 12,000 Japanese Americans. The signs, shops and gastronomy reflect this, and Japantown is an excellent place to have an authentic taste of Asia. Here you can buy tasty cuisine and quality electrical goods, and also browse some upmarket boutiques. Besides the landmark Peace Pagoda, Japantown also hosts a number of churches and temples, such as Sokoji-Soto Buddhist Temple.