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Address: Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 213-624-1267

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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Japenese American Museum/Restaurants

Love the museum that consistently changes the themes. Since my parents were interned, I spend a lot of time here. My .mom was interviewed and is part of the movie they show. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much to see and do. Stayed at the Miyako Hotel. Walked all around,ate at this great grocery store(?name) that had numerous kinds of Asian food to pick from. It also had live seafood (halibut, shrimp,crab, geo(?spelling) clams. Japanese dollar store was great. Wonderful bakeries,Korean bbq. Spent a couple of hours at the museum.There was a lovely docent there who... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming shopping street with several good restaurants. It's easy to find great food. Recommend a visit to the Japanese/American museum too. Fascinating stories on how the Japanese came to America and how they fared. Don't go to LA without stopping in for a visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the museum that consistently changes the themes. Since my parents were interned, I spend a lot of time here. My .mom was interviewed and is part of the movie they show. I was just there yesterday for CICLAVIA and bought mochi (authentic Japanese) and ate authentic Japanese ramen in Tokyo Plaza. It is definitely worth walking around downtown L.A

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

Little Tokyo, or J-Town, as it is often called, is a fun area to explore. There are many japanese-style shops and restaurants to try and there are also souvenir shops. The Japanese-American Museum is also located here and it's quite nice. There's often little cultural festivals held here, I like coming here and mingling and seeing what's new.

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a cute part of LA. It had me really feeling like I was experiencing authentic Japanese culture. Great food, great architecture, and a great time for you and your loved ones.

Thank Rahul A
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely part of Los Angeles. Definitely feels like a little piece of Tokyo. I love the people there & all the genuine Japanese shops & restaurants. The food is delicious & authentic. Some of the restaurants are modest but so delicious & worth a visit. My favorite is Suehiro. After eating there you can go a couple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Tokyo has Everththing you need to have the complete japanese experience, without leaving the U.S. There are great restaurants, a wonderfully authentic hotel which serves a very unique Japanese breakfast, plenty of REAL people walking around, places to eat Japanese food, wait in line for Ramen, eat ice cream, wait in line for noodles, wait in line but then... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely little... Don't get me wrong, if you're in a neighbourhood nearby, it's probably worth a drop in. Decent amount of restaurants to choose from, and from the outset, appear to serve quality Japanese cuisine. Other than that, you will find some quirky shops here and there which can be of interest to some.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of fun to walk around a little while in the downtown area. We took the Gold Line to downtown and got off Little Tokyo Station on a weekend. We mainly stayed at the Plaza area and it was clean and colorful. Enjoyed a delicious ice cream and people watched. There were some performance on the stage at the center... More 

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

You'll be doing a lot of walking around, but keep in mind where Little Tokyo ends because the surrounding areas are not very nice. Historically, it is very neat so if you are in it for that aspect it's definitely a must see! Authentic food as well. However, there isn't anything flashy that would interest a typical tourist, so only... More 

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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