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Little Tokyo also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America. It is the largest and most populous of only three official Japantowns in the United States, all of which are in California . Founded around the beginning of the 20th century, the area, sometimes called Lil' Tokyo, J-Town, 小東京 , is the cultural center for Japanese Americans in Southern California. It was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995. Wikipedia

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Pretty Gritty Arts District Bike Tour

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Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

An Arts District BIKE tour allows you to see so much more of this under the radar, trendy neighborhood. Just past Little Tokyo, L.A.’s hottest neighborhood, The Arts District, is full of galleries, tech-industry, nightlife, murals, history, architecture, shopping, breweries, and restaurants. We visit Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Sci-Arc, Bloom’s Square, Warner Brother’s Music, Art Share, La Kretz Innovation Campus, The American Hotel, some of L.A.’s best restaurants and many more surprising locations. You’ll hear about the origins, history, new development and current status of The Art’s District. This tour breaks at galleries and shopping, allowing participants to explore a bit on their own. This ride is perfect for visitors looking for off the beaten path, up and coming neighborhoods in DTLA.

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Little Tokyo and LA Art District Small-Group Food Tour

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Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Join us on a tour of Downtown LA’s incredible food scene - from Little Tokyo to the Art District! Boasting one of only 3 Japantowns in the United States, this area of Los Angeles is teeming with delicious dishes, beautiful public art and architecture, and rich cultural history. You’ll visit shops, markets, and food stands as your guide selects the tastiest treats for you to try. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a view of an incredible Japanese Buddhist temple and learn how this community has managed to maintain its historic traditions as the city around it has changed over the years. Then, it’s over to LA’s Art District to take in the fantastic public art, revitalized industrial buildings, and another appetizing bite from a food truck - along with a visit to a captivating art gallery.

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Skyline Twilight Bike Tour

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Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

The Skyline Twilight tour visits the more modern gathering spaces of DTLA. Staples Center and L.A. Live, the home of the Lakers, Sparks & Kings, Figueroa and 7th Street home of the tallest skyscrapers on the west coast, and several shopping destinations, as well as Grand Avenue's museums and performing arts venues are all new additions to the downtown skyline. We stop in Little Tokyo for an off bike break. We offer this tour early evening, with lighted bicycles and reflective safety vests. It is a thrill to cruise L.A. streets at night. Most of this route takes place in designated bike lanes. We design our small group, Downtown Los Angeles bike tours for casual riders. Our formula of flat, easy, 2.5 hour tours is perfect for novice and regular cyclists alike. All tours feature an off bike break for you to explore on your own or grab a snack. Experience Los Angeles like a local on a bike. We are the only tour company that offers evening city bike tours.

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The History and Architecture of Downtown Los Angeles

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Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

If you want to truly understand LA, you need to visit downtown. This is where it all began! Over 3 hours, you'll learn so much about LA and the downtown area. We'll discuss history, architecture, food, city planning, shopping, art, and more! Guests frequently walk away from the tour amazed by how much they underestimated downtown LA. This tour focuses on a few major part of DTLA. We will cover the Historic Core, Little Tokyo, the Civic Center, and Bunker Hill. These areas will give you a deeper understanding of how much variety there is in downtown. Every block in downtown has its own unique feel. In Little Tokyo, you'll get to try traditional Japanese sweets from a family owned confectioner that has been around since 1903! This is the only tour in LA that visits this legendary institution. See LA in a Day offers the best walking tours in LA, heavily researched and delivered by guides with a passion for sharing the city they call home. See you on the tour!

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Private Little Tokyo and Art District Food Tour

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Join us on a tour of Downtown LA’s incredible food scene – from Little Tokyo to the Art District! Boasting one of only 3 Japantowns in the United States, this area of Los Angeles is teeming with delicious dishes, beautiful public art and architecture, and rich cultural history. You’ll visit shops, markets, and food stands as your guide selects the tastiest treats for you to try. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a view of an incredible Japanese Buddhist temple and learn how this community has managed to maintain its historic traditions as the city around it has changed over the years. Then, it’s over to LA’s Art District to take in the fantastic public art, revitalized industrial buildings, and another appetizing bite from a food truck – along with a visit to a captivating art gallery.

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Travel Videos (20)

Little Tokyo Los Angeles: What to See, Do, & Eat

A guided walking tour of the Little Tokyo Historic District in Downtown Los Angeles. As we tour Little Tokyo I'll share some of the ...

August 12, 2021

LITTLE TOKYO Walking Tour | Best Places to Eat in Little Tokyo

Episode 132: Steve Cha (aka Rockstar Eater) takes you on a walking tour of Little Tokyo, which is one of the hottest tourists spots ...

August 25, 2020

A Guided Tour of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

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May 20, 2022

Things to do in Los Angeles California - Little Tokyo

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August 31, 2018

Los Angeles' Little Tokyo IN 7 STOPS — Toy and Food Tour

Join us as we explore some of the best stores and restaurants in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. ---- In This Video ----- 0:00 Intro ...

February 24, 2022

10 Best Restaurants in Little Tokyo LA

Episode 58: The host Steve Cha (aka Rockstar Eater) gives you the lowdown on the 10 Best Restaurants in Little Tokyo in Los ...

January 18, 2020

Little Tokyo Vlog: Studio Ghibli, Japanese bakery and all things cute!

Hi everyone! Today was just a chill day as I roam around in Little Tokyo. It's definitely summer out here in LA. I wish I was eating ...

July 6, 2020

Little Tokyo Los Angeles Day Trip

Little Tokyo is one of the many cultural neighborhoods in Downtown Los Angeles. What makes it special is the thriving restaurant ...

July 25, 2022

THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN LITTLE TOKYO, LOS ANGELES | INDONESIAN FAMILY VLOG

we visit Little Tokyo in LA. some stuffs we never seen before. good place to go for hang out or eating place. a lot of restaurants and ...

July 22, 2018

🚶🏻Little Tokyo | Arts District | Downtown | Los Angeles | California | Travel Guide | 🇺🇸USA [4K]

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