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2017 JapanTown - West Los Angeles Tips
Explore Japan Area in West Los Angeles for 3 days



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West Los Angeles City and Japantown Tips

If you are going to West Los Angeles and want to know about Japanese history you will need a few days to see everything. West Los Angeles is a beautiful city and there is much to do but you need 2-3 days.

August weather is a beautiful time to visit. We will summarize the tips here.



West Los Angeles JapanTown Background Prior to World War II, the Japanese-American community resided in an area 15 blocks north of Jackson Street, known as Nihonmachi (or Japantown). Their influence can be seen all the way back to the late 1800s, when Dearborn Street was named Mikado Street and Japanese-owned-and-operated businesses flourished in the area. For half a century, Japantown thrived with bathhouses, dry goods stores, tailors and barber shops. This all changed, following the List of Stores in West Los Angeles 1) Minakei Restaurant, 304 6th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98104, 206-622-2631