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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fun place to visit if you're in Downtown LA. It's close to the Arts District and you can get your fix for Japanese products and food; I got some incredible mochi and window-shopped in the Hello Kitty shop!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food wasn't that great but the cultural aspect made up for it. Many shops to visit and things to see

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like so much of Downtown LA, there is a Renaissance going on in Little Tokyo. We stayed at the Miyako Hotel, such an easy walk to downtown LA and the Geffen MOCA Museum. Filled with authentic and delectable Japanese Restaurants with a great following. This is a vibrant, vital community with substantial new apartments being built on several streets. The... More 

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puerto vallarta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love to walk around little tokyio, also is very near from moca, and hama sushi, for me one of the best sushi places in LA!

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

Nice place for lunch with a few stores for shopping. Continual modifications to upgrade facility. Outdoor walkways, across the street from the Japanese Museum.

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I prefer the one in San Francisco, but it has a vibe all its own. There's only 3 of these in the USA.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited my parents in the LA area so naturally I had to drop by Little Tokyo. There is sushi, ramen, pastries, and other japanese dishes. If you're looking for souvenirs, there's plenty to choose from but my 2 favorites places are right on 1st street. There is live entertainment on certain days and hours in the center of Little Tokyo... More 

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

Many stores, restaurants. Japanese Museum in the heart of Los Angeles. A little of Tokyo in our own backyard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If visiting Los Angeles, Little Tokyo is definitely a place you want to visit. If you're in the mood for Japanese food, you won't have to worry too much about that, because there are a plethora of choices to choose from. The shopping is fantastic as well. It has become such a hot spot, that you see so many different... 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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