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Little Tokyo

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Address: Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
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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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One stop shopping for Japanese food bars and stores

Little Tokyo is a fun place to visit with many good restaurants, and hip bars, stores and some clubs.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Little Tokyo is a fun place to visit with many good restaurants, and hip bars, stores and some clubs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Little Tokyo ain't what it used to be. It's still nice to go and you will find authentic dining, but most of the shopping is pretty much what you can find on any internet site or at any store. Want a taste of Japan in L.A. County? Go to Mitsuwa market in Torrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's amazing to me how many west-siders make it over to this part of town. DTLA's little Tokyo is a must see area that is great for walking around, dining, and some shopping as well. The main plaza has some of the best sushi restaurant's in town as well as stores including a Japanese/Korean makeup boutique that my lady friends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Little Tokyo is a rather small and fairly crowded plaza bringing together an array of sushi spots, green tea ice cream parlors, Japanese grocery stores, and sculptures and fountains, all of which make for a quaint place at which to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. For tourists, Little Tokyo might not be the easiest destination, as it requires a rather... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought of Little Tokyo as an attraction - but more of a place to find great Japanese restaurants and markets. However, that changed a bit as I visited Little Tokyo in the afternoon and had a chance to walk around and see the shops and attractions. It was an afternoon well spent

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compare to other ethnic community I visited in Los Angeles, Little Tokyo is located about 4 blocks from Union Station (10 minute on foot). The concentration of stores and restaurants are in Japanese Village Plaza between 1st Street and Second Street. The plaza is very nicely and orderly designed with walking walking visitors in mind. Visitors can find numerous gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled here with a few friends and really liked to how nice the landscaping looked. Nothing to dislike about this place. I also liked going for nice peaceful walks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an avid fans of asian food, you need to visit Little Tokyo while you are in Los Angeles. This place has a lot of good food. It only takes a few minutes from the Metro and Union Station. Little Tokyo also has a Japanese-American Museum for you who wants to sightseeing after having a culinary experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I am in this area 2x a month for work and have lunch here quite often. Seems as if new eating places are always opening and other are closing-place seems static at best, to me at least.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit with lots of Japanese restaurants and shops. There is a memorial to Ellison Shinozuka, one of the Challenger astronauts killed in 1986.

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