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Little Tokyo

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Address: Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 213-624-1267
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
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Very nice Little Tokyo that has a good mix of retail and restaurants

Having been to all 3 (official) Little Tokyo's in the US (the other 2 being San Francisco and San Jose - all in California), this LA Little Tokyo certainly has a few things going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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RHODE ISLAND
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1,053 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

what a nice time we had learning about a culture that is so different from the norm in such a nice way. such a nice group of people we met and the shops and restaurants we outstanding. you will be treated with such dignity by the people who live in the area and you can learn so much as you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having been to all 3 (official) Little Tokyo's in the US (the other 2 being San Francisco and San Jose - all in California), this LA Little Tokyo certainly has a few things going for it. ■ LA's LT has a good mix of retail, culture and restaurants as compared to SF's LT which I think has too many restaurants.... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a treat it was for us t discover Little Tokyo. I was surprised by the bakeries -- didn't expect that. Wonderful restaurants, interesting artisans, and the museum is a must. Natives and visitors alike will really like Little Tokyo. 4 not a 5 because parking is cumbersome, but it's truly a great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the cutest little place! I like the people and the vibe here, and it's just a really nice place to pay a visit!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Little Tokyo is a really small district inside Downtown, but it is worth getting here if you want to relax a little from the hustle of downtown and see something else. Sushi places, Japanese shops, weird kids dressed in cosplay of their favorite magna characters, and old guy dressed as Pikatchu walking his dog... You never know what you may... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a great place to be!! Little Tokyo reminded me of Japan Town in San Francisco. If you walk around the blocks, you will find plenty of sushi houses and especially Japanese restaurants catering to BBQ. This seems to be a big hit here. There are also little shopping malls near the Double Tree by Hilton where they cater to... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You will feel like in japan, is very small but very clean and just japanese stuff, there are some expensive products because tax but the markets have unique food and products.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This a fun little place to walk around. There's lots of little cafes and places to eat as well as some cute little shops. I personally love the bakery and the steamed red bean buns! Its nice to go when there's a festival going on to because the streets are decorated and they usually have some nice little performances of... More 

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Maidstone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Interesting area to visit with shops selling goods from japan and small eating places. We sampled Jasmine tea. There is a museum in this area but we did not have time to go in.

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Rosyth, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Have to admit, I was only there for a couple of hours and really didn't find much of interest to do. If you do some research before going then you might find something that I didn't

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Address: Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 213-624-1267
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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