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Little Tokyo

Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA (Central L.A.)
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Ranked #92 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
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Salinas, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've been to japan towns / little tokyo in many places, but the Little Tokyo in LA is by far my favorite! There are some good restaurants and shops for japanese cosmetics and hello kitty toys! We had a very nice lunch buffet for 8.99! the food was great, with such a great price. I don't remember the name of... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You will find great Japanese cuisine and supermarket. The taste is good and fresh. If you are Hello Kitty fans, there has a Sanrio Store. The plaza I went calles Japanese Village Plaza.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I enjoyed a Saturday afternoon and later evening in Little Tokyo. It is a safe area in LA. Great people watching, little shops, a museum, and great selection of food and Japanese restaurants. I picked up a few items in the grocery to snack on in my room. The square at night filled with families enjoying music, food, shopping and... More

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Olathe, Kansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Lots of little shops with merchandise from Japan. Japanese people to talk with. Friendly merchants and a variety of architecture. Fun.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

So we already have a lot of Japanese stores and restaurants in Taiwan,I guess that's one of the reasons I find it just okay not that special or it's just because maybe I am Asian too. I got bubble tea here and it wasn't that good. Got some American cosmetics here though..it was cheaper! Japanese cosmetics here are of course... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Near DTLA has different places to eat whether you wants Shabu Shabu, Sushi, or Ramen! Great place for shopping too! They have a lot of small shops that sell different types of merchandise from Sanrio to shoes!

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Short walk from downtown. A lot of stores and restaurants. Best sushi I've ever had by far.. It awesome to see a different culture so well defined within a city. You won't regret walking around for a while, you will feel like in another country

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Manhattan Beach, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I've been wanting to visit Little Tokyo for many years now and I finally made it! What an ecclectic little neighborhood right on the outskirts of Downtown LA. Filled with delicious-smelling restaurants, stores selling Hello Kitty EVERYTHING, some VERY interesting beauty products, Japanese imports, as well as antiques and confections. I love the people of the Japanese culture, their impressive... More

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I went to Little Tokyo on a Tuesday after going to Chinatown. It seemed to have a bit more people on that day compared to Chinatown. It was clean and it was very easy to find the main area with Japanese decorations. There were a few Japanese boutiques outside and I had kaiten sushi for $2/plate. Overall it was a... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Culture, food, people, Little Tokyo has it all, and retains the style and flavor of Japan. I recommend a visit, or two. Go hungry so you can try one of the many small eateries. There are even a couple of Asian/Japanese grocery stores in the area. Enjoy!

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