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35b Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y 4EA
 
 
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Mon to Sat 10am-9.30pm, Sun 11am-8pm
 

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Japan CentreSet around a central 100 seat dine-in courtyard, the flagship Japan Centre store offers a three-in-one for fans of Japanese food, cooking and cuisine. As well as the main food hall, selling all the ingredients Japan Centre is known for, from soy sauce to seaweed, the building houses The Tea Room, where customers can order tea by the gram and sample teas, guided by knowledgeable staff. In The Sake Room you can browse, sample and purchase sake with experts on hand to help. Finally, The Miso Room you can taste and learn about the different uses of miso and buy your own own, surrounded by barrels of the stuff. See how it's done in the demo kitchen at the entrance where customers can take out food from the main sozai deli counter. Choose from ramen, hand pulled udon, Japanese curry as well as gyoza and tempura. The overall look and feel - by CADA Design, whose clients include Dean & Deluca - is bright, light and modern with traditional authentic Japanese materials like paper lighting, birch and light woods.

 

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Japan Centre photo: Japan Centre / Steven Joyce 


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
0 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  41% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £109  39% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  28% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kanada-Ya
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
3 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Specialising in authentic Tonkotsu ramen, Kanada-Ya adds a second outlet to the original restaurant on St Giles High Street. This Panton Street restaurant is larger - ... More
 
 
 
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Machiya
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
5 Panton Street, SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam, the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya have come up with a new concept for ... More
 
 
 
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Anzu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
1 Norris Street, SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Emma Reynolds and Kensuke Yamada, the pair behind the Tonkotsu noodle bars inSoho, Hackney, Notting Hill and Bankside, take a ... More
 
 
 
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The Stockpot
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | Same location as Japan Centre
Despite its central location between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, The Stockpot offers traditional English fare at decent prices in the heart of tourist London. With ... More
 
 
 
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Woodlands
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
37 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | Same location as Japan Centre
South Indian cuisine. Booking advised for dinner. Vegan dishes. ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Panton House, 39 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | Same location as Japan Centre
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Japan Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Japan Centre
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Japan Centre, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Japan Centre
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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The Starry Messenger
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Japan Centre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Japan Centre
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey. The star of ...More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Japan Centre
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St James's Market
London > Attractions >
St James's, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Lillywhite's
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 minutes from Japan Centre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Japan Centre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from Japan Centre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Japan Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Japan Centre
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from Japan Centre
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Japan Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Rialto Casino, Piccadilly
London > Nightlife >
3-4 Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from Japan Centre
Housed in a beautiful Grade II listed 1913 building, The Rialto Casino, Piccadilly puts the glamour into gambling. Formerly a cinematographic theatre, the grand venue boasts ... More
 
 
 
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The Perception
London > Nightlife > Bars
W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Opened in late 2017, The Perception has taken over the lobby of the W London. Designed by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, the bar is inspired by London's ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Japan Centre.
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Japan Centre
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Japan Centre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Japan Centre
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The Comedy Store Players
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Improvisational humour from Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Lauren Shearing, Lee Simpson, Niall Ashdown and Sandra-Mae Luykx....More

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Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2019 

St James's Market 2 minutes walk from Japan Centre

Launching at London Craft Week on 1st May, luxury knitwear brand John Smedley marks its 235th year with a free ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2019 

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From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
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Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Japan Centre

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
99 Comedy Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 21st July 2019 

Ruby Blue 2 minutes walk from Japan Centre

Darren Harriott, Ivo Graham and Marlon Davis swap TV for the live stage to present their stand-up routines....More

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet
Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Leicester Square Theatre 3 minutes walk from Japan Centre

If you're not already familiar with their work Sh!tfaced-Shakespeare takes a cast of professionally trained, Shakespearian actors and every night ...More

 
Thriller Live
Thriller Live
Theatre | Until 5th April 2020 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from Japan Centre

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Japan Centre

Well known American photographer Cindy Sherman famously made her name in the 1990s using herself as her subject. This exhibition ...More

 
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BP Portrait Award 2019
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Japan Centre

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 40th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Steph Parry: The Girl Who Ran Down The Road
Theatre | On 21st July 2019 

Brasserie Zedel 3 minutes walk from Japan Centre

The West End star, who played Dorothy Brock in the most recent revival of 42nd Street, melds music and comedy....More

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