Little Tokyo Walk, Los Angeles

Shrines, temples, gardens and some of the best Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles await the visitor to Little Tokyo. Also known as the Little Tokyo Historic District, the neighborhood got its start in the late 19th century and is one of three official Japantowns in the United States. The area is brimming with a mouthwatering array of fantastic Japanese eateries, from popular lunch spots to late night restaurants as well as a generous peppering of sushi bars. Away from the restaurants, you will discover a variety of shops selling books, clothing, accessories and authentic and quirky items. If food is still on your mind, visit Little Tokyo's two wagashi (Japanese sweets) shops. They are among the oldest food establishments in Los Angeles. Tour the neighborhood's Japanese Christian churches and Buddhist temples, including Koyasan Buddhist Temple and Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. Unwind in the blissful tranquility of a public garden, such as the James Irvine Japanese Garden. It is also known as the "Garden of the Clear Stream" and features a stream, handcrafted cedar bridges and many colorful flowers, plants and trees. The green sanctuary was designed in the Zen tradition of the famous gardens of Kyoto, the spiritual center of Zen Buddhism in Japan.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Little Tokyo Walk Map

Guide Name: Little Tokyo Walk
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: vickyc
East 3rd Street, Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

1) East 3rd Street, Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

South San Pedro Street corner with East 2nd Street

3) South San Pedro Street corner with East 2nd Street

East 2nd Street, Japanese Village Plaza

4) East 2nd Street, Japanese Village Plaza

127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

5) 127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

East 1st Street, Little Tokyo Watchtower

6) East 1st Street, Little Tokyo Watchtower

North Central Avenue, Japanese American National Museum

8) North Central Avenue, Japanese American National Museum

East 1st St, Go For Broke Monument

9) East 1st St, Go For Broke Monument

Judge John Aiso Street, Union Center for the Arts

10) Judge John Aiso Street, Union Center for the Arts

Judge John Aiso Street, San Pedro Firm Building

11) Judge John Aiso Street, San Pedro Firm Building

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