Living in California means dealing with tourism on a pretty regular basis, but when you move into your new apartment in Japantown, you'll be close enough San Jose to enjoy the nightlife, but far enough away to have time and space to yourself. The expansive area is taken up by an endless number of low buildings that give your neighborhood an urban atmosphere without the congestion of downtown. Nature lovers need not worry because the residential areas are lined with plenty of trees, many of which stand taller than the buildings. It's the perfect relaxing environment that you'll love coming home to day after day.
You'll have plenty to learn about Japanese culture when you relocate into one of three remaining historical Japantowns, as designated by the State of California. But worry not, because the Japanese American Museum of San Jose is located only 3 minutes away by foot. There, you'll find out all about the history of Japanese Americans and their remarkable influence on San Jose. These exhibits highlight Japanese American art, history and culture and have a great collection of artifacts.
You'll want to expand on your experience by visiting the many Japanese restaurants in town. Meals will never be a problem again when you're surrounded by various food joints. You can even try your hand at Japanese cuisine by visiting the ethnic supermarkets, where you can easily find and purchase the necessary exotic ingredients. Additionally, your one bedroom San Jose apartment will never be without fresh produce, thanks to the Japantown Farmers' Market, which is open every Sunday, rain or shine.
For a truly fun time, invite friends over and admire the Japantown Mural Project, which boasts the work of some 50 local artists in an undeveloped plot of land that had previously been the city's maintenance yard. Afterward, head on over to one of a few karaoke bars, where you'll be able to wind down and show off your singing ability.