Contact, Hours & Directions

The 17 Consulates General and the Embassy of Japan in the U.S. each oversee a specific jurisdictional area in order to serve you best. Thus, it is important that you contact the Consulate for your area for assistance with your inquiry.
The jurisdiction of Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco: Northern and Central California and Nevada

Location and Contact

Main Office/Japan Information & Cultural Center (JICC)

Address 275 Battery Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94111
TEL (415) 780-6000
  • Visa-related inquiries: (415) 780-6092
FAX (415) 767-4200
JICC TEL: (415) 780-6085
FAX: (415) 767-4202

Office Hours and Holiday Schedule

Consular Section

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m., and 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. (Except Holidays)
Telephone Inquiry: Monday to Friday, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., closed from noon to 1:00p.m.

Japan Information & Cultural Center (JICC)

  • General inquiries made via phone and e-mail: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Except Holidays)
  • The JICC hosts a variety of exhibits throughout the year to promote a better understanding of Japanese culture and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States.
    Please call or e-mail JICC to reserve your entry date and time in advance.

    Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Except Holidays)

    Note: If you contact by e-mail, your reservation is not considered completed until you receive a confirmation e-mail from our office. You may not be able to enter without the confirmation e-mail.

Map and Parking



Office Bldg. Parking 275 Battery Street Garage
Go down Battery and turn right on Halleck St and enter driveway on your right.
Parking Rate ($6.00/30 min; Max $33)
Nearby Parking Garages * Please note that the information provided below is for your convenience only and is not guaranteed by the Consulate General of Japan. We strongly suggest that you call and verify rates and hours before using any of these lots.
Map Address Hours Weekday Rates Max.Price
A 275 Battery Street
* Entrance is located on Halleck Alley between Battery and Sansome
(415) 781-7146
6:00 am -
8:30 pm
$6.00/30 min
B 300 California Street
* Entrance is located on South side of Halleck Alley between Battery and Sansome
(415) 781-5094
6:00 am -
7:00 pm
$3.00/15 min
C Embarcadero Center Parking
1 Embarcadero Center
* Entrance is located on Battery between Clay and Sacramento
(415) 772-0670
5:00 am -
$6.00/30 min
D 343 Sansome Street
* Entrance is located on Halleck Alley between Sansome and Leidesdorff
(415) 434-0343
6:00 am -
8:00 pm
0- 1 hour: $3.00
1- 4 hour: $12.00
E Portsmouth Square Garage
733 Kearny Street
* About 0.4 miles to our office
(415) 982-6353
24 hours $4.00/1 hour $32.00


* From the SOUTH (Peninsula, South Bay)
Take 101 North to 80 East, and take the last exit (4th &Embarcadero). Cross 4th and proceed straight on Bryant. Turn left onto 2nd, and right on Harrison. Go to Fremont and turn left. Continue onto Front St. then turn left on Front, and then take another left on Battery. The office is on the corner of Sacramento and Battery.

  * From the EAST (East Bay, Sacramento)
Take 80 West and cross the Bay Bridge. Take the first exit on the right-hand side (Fremont St.). Proceed down Fremont street. Continue onto Front St. then turn left on Front, and then take another left on Battery. The office is on the corner of Sacramento and Battery.

  * From the NORTH (Marin County, Golden Gate Bridge)
Take Highway 101 South, across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Lombard St. exit, follow Lombard, then turn right on Van Ness Ave. Turn left on Broadway, Continue onto Broadway then turn right on Battery.The office is on the corner of Sacramento and Battery.

From San Francisco International Airport

Transportation from San Francisco International Airport includes: public transit (BART railway, SamTrans bus), rental car, airporter buses, pre-arranged vans, shared-ride vans, taxis, limousines, and charter bus operators.

For more information, please visit San Francisco Travel Association’s website or San Francisco International Airport’s website.

For more information on public transportation

Public Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) (415) 673-MUNIBay
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (510) 465-BART
Golden Gate Transit (415) 455-2000
Alameda Contra Costa Transit (AC Transit) (510) 839-2882
CalTrain (800) 660-4287

Notice to Visitors to our Consulate office

All visitors will be requested to bring a photo ID. Please inform the receptionist on the 1st floor that you would like to visit the Consulate General of Japan and ask for directions.