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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 #89 of 391 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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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lots of great little shops and knick knack stores. Our family visits every year! A must visit! Food, dessert, cosmetics, clothing, gifts. Also love the lanterns!

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Sarasota, FL USA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting way to spend a few hours after touring the Disney Music Center. We could have walked down from Bunker Hill, but we took a bus instead -- only $.50 per person for a short, direct ride. Fun to wander through shops, a supermaket with excellent fruit, a Japanese museum (which I've seen before), even a hotel, the former... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
85 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you've been to many Asian communities and centers, you're accustomed to this kind of setting and realize this isn't anything unique. Decent shops with activities to keep you occupied for an hour, but not much more. If you're around downtown L.A., there isn't much else to do so you might as well visit this place and Olvera Street, but... More

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Fresno, Ca
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The little shops sold similar items but each store had its own presentation to invite their buyers inside their store.

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Salinas, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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