Japantown Peace Plaza

Located in Japantown, the Peace Plaza was created and donated in the mid-1960s as a gift from Osaka, San Francisco’s sister city in Japan. It was inspired by a series of pagodas that exists in Japan’s ancient capital, Nara, and is a symbol of goodwill and friendship. The “eternal flame” monument, as well as other elements within the plaza, add to the historical and cultural ambiance of the plaza, and is the reason why the Peace Plaza is host to many community celebrations such as the Cherry Blossom Festival, Nihonmachi Street Fair, the Summer Obon Festival, and the Year-End Festival.


The following fees apply to daily rates for commercial or non-profit 501(c)3 entities. This does not include additional fees that may be required for your event, such as amplified sound, application fee, staffing, or permits required from other agencies.

Area Commercial Fees Non-Profit Fees
Japantown Peace Plaza $1,633 $817


Set Up and Take Down Hours: Vary depending on the event
Amplified Sound-Weekdays: 12-1:30pm; 2hrs between 5:00-9:00pm
Amplified Sound-Weekends: 2hrs between 9:00am-9:00pm
Capacity: 1,400
Acreage: 0.62
Power: Available
Restrooms: Available
Parking: Underground Parking Structure
Location: Post St. & Buchanan St, SF 94115
Latitude: 37.7852
Longitude: -122.4298
Dimensioned Map: Japantown Peace Plaza Dimensions

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