East Bay


Feeling nostalgic about Japan? Luckily, we live in a place where there are Japanese things all around us! Whether it’s Japanese social groups, gardens, stores, restaurants, or hot springs, there are lots of ways to get your Japanese “fix” right in your own neighborhood. Click on the following links to see just some of what’s out there.

Cultural and Arts


Grocery Stores

  • Berkeley Bowl – many Japanese products
  • Diablo Oriental Foods – Japanese-owned grocery with many Japanese products in Walnut Creek
  • EM Food Market – Korean grocery and goods, many Japanese products in Downtown Oakland
  • Koreana Plaza – Korean grocery and goods, many Japanese products in Oakland’s Koreatown/Northgate district
  • Ranch 99 Market – Huge Asian grocery and goods store, many Japanese products in Richmond in the Pacific East Mall off I-80 near Albany
  • Tokyo Fish Market – Japanese grocery store in North Berkeley. Japanese gift shop adjacent.
  • Yaoya-san – Japanese grocery in El Cerrito (next to Ichiban Kan)
  • Yasai Produce Market – produce shop with Japanese produce and food in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood

Hot Springs



  • Jaguar Karaoke in Oakland’s Temescal district, Karaoke boxes, many Japanese songs
  • Music Tunnel KTV Karaoke – Karaoke boxes, many Japanese songs in Richmond near Albany in same building as Ranch 99 in the Pacific East Mall

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Schools and Classes

Japanese Buddhist Temples

Note: These links are for informational purposes only. JETAANC does not necessarily endorse any of the entities listed. Please send any additions or corrections to communications@jetaanc.org

Diablo Oriental Foods