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Little Tokyo

Address: Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA (Central L.A)
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$74*
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Grand Tour of Los Angeles
71%
Ranked #75 of 317 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It's a really small area but the vibe is good, I liked how the place looks with the round lanterns hanging above, the narrow alley that really gave it a jap feel. Lots of places to partake in some sushi and sake, and ice-cream too. There is jap supermarket and a hello kitty store too.

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Adelanto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been here a few times and always enjoy it. Not a visually interesting as Chinatown. There is a Hello Kitty store.

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Wichita, Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is not a huge area (relative to Chinatown) but it is a good collection of shops and restaurants. Not overly crowded on a weekday afternoon and overall a good experience.

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Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We just took a stroll around from our nearby hotel on a spare morning before catching a cruise ship. It was fairly quiet at that time of day. Having been to Japan it did seem quite authentic and there were obviously many residents of Japanese origin. Most areas were pedestrianised, not many main roads to cross so easy to walk... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Interesting area - but not for small kids or the UN-savvy. It has an eclectic mix of the modern and old with some interesting curios shops and some fantastic dining. All up great for teens, but don't take little kids under 7 - of very little interest for them.

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Northridge, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are some nice restaurants there, and close to the Metro Gold light rail line. The small outdoor mall area is best. The area around it is kind of dumpy.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This restaurant is located on the second floor in the plaza - Don't eat here!! Even though they have a high rating on urban-spoon (90%+) they service was strange and slow (my server says she's never heard of urban-spoon) their food wasn't terrible, for example chicken yakitori tasted better than beef yakitori, but it was very expensive for the quality!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were on vacation and was looking for Japanese food. Did not realize that there was Little Toyko in LA. This was a great place to eat dinner then have some authentic Japanese dessert. We especially enjoyed the fresh icecream mochi!!! Yummy!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family and I walked there from our hotel one hot evening. The place was BUZZING with activity ! Families, teens, couple were strolling around, shopping and eating. It is such a lovely ambience with unusual stores tucked away in the middle of downtown LA. There are fantastic places to eat and shop. Very picturesque.

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Georgia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I had steamed buns at a bakery here and it might be my favorite food. I need to do research and find out if they have those around where I live, because they were addicting and I can't stop thinking about them! The whole place was nice & well kept. We purchased some interesting & good drinks and bread from... More 

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