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Little Tokyo is the cultural and social hub for Southern California’s Japanese American community. In addition to the 15 structures that make up the Little Tokyo Historic District, established in 1886, there is the more recent Japanese Village Plaza. Dominated by a traditional Japanese lookout tower and delicate Japanese-style landscaping, this commercial walkway is a soothing change from the clamor of the city. Tourists and locals, alike, scour the novel shops for unusual gifts and enjoy the seemingly infinite variety of dishes at numerous Japanese restaurants. 

The District is also a place where history intersects with public art and performance. In addition to supporting the Japanese-American National Museum, this enduring community hosts festivals year round festivals and a full calendar of other special events. 

Location: Bordered by Los Angeles St. on the West, Alameda St. on the East, 1st St. on the North, and 3rd St. on the South
Hours: 24/7

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