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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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$74*
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Grand Tour of Los Angeles
72%
Ranked #78 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
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Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Food was amazing, loved the atmosphere! ! Great place to eat and people watch.....very clean area compared to the surrounding area

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Grenoble, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not more than a few blocks in area, this places is very different from LA. It has small colorful alleys that are just snug and comfortable to walk, making LA seem like a wide desolate place. Find Japanese restaurants, supermakets and many various curiosity poking shops. Mochis and traditional sweets are a definite must!

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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