About. Experience a slice of Japan at Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, a Japanese-American cultural district brimming with shops and restaurants. Established in 1855, Little Tokyo is one of only three Japantowns in the United States. Spread over five blocks, the district is crammed with food gems, streetwear vendors, and manga and anime shops.
Little Tokyo (Japanese: リトル・トーキョー), also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America.
Take a stroll around one of L.A.’s most historic and popular cultural neighborhoods. by Discover Los Angeles. Jun 29, 2022. Cultural Heritage Museums Restaurants. With roots dating to the 1880s, Little Tokyo is a major cultural and civic center for Japanese Americans living in Southern California.
Welcome to Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo's Key Role in L.A.'s History. Behind the bustling crowds and neatly arranged rows of restaurants, shops, offices, and residences is a colorful history that has shaped Little Tokyo since the late 1800s.
Los Angeles's Little Tokyo is a vibrant neighborhood full of restaurants, markets, and shops all dedicated to selling goods from Japan. Whether you're looking to stock up on anime, try unique Japanese dishes (okonomiyaki, anyone?), or experience an authentic tea ceremony, you'll find it in Little Tokyo.
Review Highlights. “Additionally, if you like to take public transit, there's a metro stop right by the Japanese American National Museum.” in 17 reviews. “Plenty of interesting sights to see - cosplay stores, anime figurines, plushies, traditional Japanese items.” in 15 reviews.
A guide to Little Tokyo's best shops and malls. Find eclectic and quirky wares from our favorite Little Tokyo shops for clothing, books, accessories and more
CALIFORNIA Sample Shabu Shabu hotpot in Little Tokyo | © Whitewish / iStock Annette Lee 17 October 2022 View Can’t fly out to Japan? If you find yourself in California, check out the next best thing in LA’s Little Tokyo.
With nearly 140 years of history, it’s no surprise that Little Tokyo is a must-visit on any Los Angeles bucket list, drawing both native Angelenos and tourists to its streets.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Little Tokyo sits in the shadows of the giant skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles. It has an amazing history of tragedy and triumph and one family has captured that ...