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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 #87 of 390 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
108 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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Mesa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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