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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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This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.

This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.

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nice stroll through various little Japanese boutiques, markets, and restaurants

We enjoy going here and sampling various foods from different little take outs. Nice area with some Japanese culture. Close to the Japanese American Museum which houses the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Msjersey14
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoy going here and sampling various foods from different little take outs. Nice area with some Japanese culture. Close to the Japanese American Museum which houses the internment camps information that occurred here in California during World War 2

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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Much to see and do (information galore is at The Little Tokyo Koban and Visitor’s Center) Grab the brochures, read the maps and get in some shopping in because it is like no other location in L.A. While Little Tokyo can be experienced in about 2 days, what you will find will be eye opening. Many celebrations are held in... More 

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Thank Rose H
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Tokyo in downtown LA is a tiny area. Though there are many Japanese restaurants, almost every relatively good restaurant requires you at least 1 hour to wait. This area is crowded. Those stores selling japanese stuff are not attractive but expensive, and you can always easy find online. Although there are couple of restaurants I think is okay, I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Tokyo is chic. They seem to have taken the Tokyo as far as their prices. I was a bit surprised that one shop was charging $3 to write on a tissue paper and have it burned at a shrine later. Shouldn't that have been a customer service opportunity? The sushi place I wanted to go to told me 2... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet, peaceful place to go with a family. Beautiful scenery, great food, and nice parks. Great for a Sunday afternoon.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Tokyo in downtown LA is quite a good choice, especially when you would like to have Japanese food as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expected a little more than a block of Japanese culture.. that being said we did not go into the museum. The main area seems to be surrounded by the Little Tokyo Mall. some restaurants and that is it.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well very nice places to eat arround here, there are the noodle places across the street (long wait but worth it) and the shabu place in the plaza which i havent tried but its always packed, there is an oriental market with everything you might need and some shops with Japanese merchandize, overall a nice place to spend a few... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NOTHING like Tokoyo, and the same kind of disinterested service you find all over the US and Europe. There is a museum. I have not been in it. It is not a main LA attraction. The old streets around there have been cleaned up and modernized, and it is reasonably safe. It is on the fringe of the new artsy... More 

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woodland hills, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although there is a museum there that's cool, Little Tokyo in L.A. is small & not very exciting. Don't make a special trip, but, if you're already downtown, then it's worth checking out for an hour.

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