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.
Little Tokyo is one of the oldest Japantowns in the United States. Japanese immigrants are traced back to 1890s.
In Downtown Los Angeles along 1st Street between Los Angeles Street and Central Ave.
There is 4 Official Japntowns in the United States. Little Tokyo is the Largest Japantown (Next San Francisco, Sawtelle, and San Jose)
Little Tokyo Japantown is the cultural center for Japanese Americans in Southern California. and was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995.
The Little Tokyo Service Center holds the history of the Japanese in this area.
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.
Once you enter Little Tokyo there is parking or a parking structure on every street.
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.
Yes, there are stores for children abd there are anime shops for teens.
Japanese Sushi, Ramen, Udon, Katsu, Teriyaki, Tempura, Yakitori, Fried Fish, Eel, Sashimi, Shabu Shabu, etc.
Marugame Monzo, traditional handmade Udon
Kura Revolving Sushu Bar
Fugetsu-Do (Opened in 1903)
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.