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2023 Japanese Heritage Night Event - Los Angeles Dodgers vs Angels at Dodger Stadium - Freeway Series (Use Dodger Link)
Anime Expo 2023 Event - Los Angeles Convention Center (July 1-4, 2023)
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms - Two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms-On View at The Broad
A Beautiful Japanese Rock Garden in Traditional Japanese Style, USC Campus (Video) Landscape Composed Arrangements of Rocks (Aid for Meditating)
2023 Lahaina Hongwanji Mission Obon Festival Event, Maui Hawaii - Bon Odori Dance, Food, Games, Crafts.. (Friday & Saturday)
2023 - 75th Annual Japan Nite Summer Obon Festival - Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple (Saturday) (Obon Dancing, Japanese Food, Live Taiko, Etc.)
2023 - 18th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show Event-America's 1st & Original Large Scale Japanese Show Dedicated to Old School Cars, Marina Green Park
2023 Los Angeles Angels Event: Shohei Ohtani Giveaway (Plus Other Season Giveaways for  Shohei Ohtani)
2023 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival Event & Bon Odori (Sunday Only) Live Taiko & Bon Odori Dancing - Largest Japanese Obon Festival in Southbay
2023 San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival Event (Japanese Food, Taiko, Cultural Exhibits, Games, Performances) SFVHBT (2 Days)
2023 - Annual Seattle Buddhist Temple Summer Obon - Japanese Foods, Beer Garden, Games, Live Entertainment.. (2 Days) (Different Times)
2023 Portland Japanese Garden to Receive Centuries-Old Gate from (a Castle Gate Originally Built in the 17th Century)
2023 - 34th Annual Las Vegas Obon Festival Event - Bon Odori (Folk Dancing), Live Taiko, Crafts, Bento Boxes, Plate Lunches, Sushi, Raffle (Saturday)

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2023 Map of Little Tokyo Japantown, Los Angeles

Things To See & Do in Little Tokyo, LA

Little Tokyo is one of the oldest and largest Japantowns in the United States. (Start at 1st Street and San Pedro Street)

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Map of Little Tokyo Japantown, Los Angeles

About Little Tokyo Japantown, Los Angeles

Little Tokyo Japantown Guide: Things To See & Do Tips

What is Little Tokyo Known For?

1) Little Tokyo is known for being one of four Japantowns in the United States
2) Nisei Week in August: Largest Japanese Parade, Bon Odori, Tanabata Festival
3) Incredible Japanese Food: Restaurants, Bakeries, Mochi, Desserts, Japanese Markets
4) Japanese Temples
5) Japanese Festivals and Events at JACCC
6) JANM Museum

If you can't visit or afford going to Japan right now, you can get a small taste of Japan by visiting Little Tokyo. A lot of Japanese Culture in one area.

How Old is Little Tokyo Japantown, Los Angeles?

Little Tokyo is one of the oldest Japantowns in the United States. Japanese immigrants are traced back to 1890s.

Where is Little Tokyo Japantown Located?

In Downtown Los Angeles along 1st Street between Los Angeles Street and Central Ave.

Who Has the Largest Japantown?

There is 4 Official Japntowns in the United States. Little Tokyo is the Largest Japantown (Next San Francisco, Sawtelle, and San Jose)

What is the Importance of Little Tokyo Japantown Located?

Little Tokyo Japantown is the cultural center for Japanese Americans in Southern California. and was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995.

Where Can I Find the History of Little Tokyo Japantown?

The Little Tokyo Service Center holds the history of the Japanese in this area.

What is in Little Tokyo Japantown?

As you walk through Little Tokyo, you will discover Japanese Cultural Landmarks, charming shops, excellent authentic Japanese restaurants, Japanese gardens and Japanese Museums you wont find anywhere else.

Where Can I Park in Little Tokyo?

Once you enter Little Tokyo there is parking or a parking structure on every street.

What Streets Can I Find Little Tokyo Located?

1St Street, 2nd Street, 3rd Street and S Central Ave, San Pedro Street, S Los Angeles Street

Little Tokyo starts at 1st Street and San Pedro Street.

Is Little Tokyo Fun for Kids and Teens?

Yes, there are stores for children abd there are anime shops for teens.

What Japanese Foods Can I Find in Little Tokyo?

Japanese Sushi, Ramen, Udon, Katsu, Teriyaki, Tempura, Yakitori, Fried Fish, Eel, Sashimi, Shabu Shabu, etc.

Best Ramen in Little Tokyo?


Best Udon in Little Tokyo?

Marugame Monzo, traditional handmade Udon

Best Sushi in Little Tokyo?

Sushi Gen

Best Conveyor Best Sushi in Little Tokyo?

Kura Revolving Sushu Bar

Best Mochi in Little Tokyo?

Fugetsu-Do (Opened in 1903)

Best Dessert in Little Tokyo?

Mitsura Café, Japanese Village, Imagawayaki is like a pancake type sweet batter that is made on a special pan that’s kind of like a waffle iron they fill the sides with the batter then press in the middle a sweet red bean paste.