Japanese American National Museum
The Museum's goal is to promote understanding and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience through exhibitions of artifacts, documents, paintings and pictures. The Go For Broke" National Monument is in the parking lot of the Japanese American National Museum.
Address: 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles 90012
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
A 40,000 square feet extension of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), featuring contemporary abstract art exhibits. There are guided tours throughout the day. An admission ticket for MOCA is valid at both locations (Geffen and Grand Avenue) on the same day. There is a shuttle to transport ticket holders between the two downtown locations.
Address: 152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles 90012
Little Tokyo Historic District
Ethnic Japanese markets, restaurants and gift shops. Also, there are two museums (Japanese American National Museum and the Geffen Contemporary Museum), and historical monuments. You can find Japanese shops and restaurants throughout the District, although most are concentrated in shopping centers and plazas. (Some of those plazas are listed below).
Admission: Free + Options
Address: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles 90012
Japanese Village Plaza Mall
The plaza is a collection of stores and shops featuring Japanese ethnic products, groceries and services. The main entrance is on 2nd Street, but there is also an entrance on 1st Street near Central Avenue, across the street from the Japanese American National Museum.
Address: 335 E 2nd St, Los Angeles 90012
A shopping, dining and entertainment plaza, located in the city block surrounded Los Angeles Street, First Street, San Pedro Street and Second Street. The mall hosts Japanese restaurants, grocery stores and department stores, including Marukai Market,
Address: 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles 90012
James Irvine Japanese Garden
The outdoor garden at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is open to the public weekdays except for Monday (call for weekend availability). Also known as Seiryu-en or "Garden of the Clear Stream," visitors can stroll through garden paths near a 170-foot-long stream among a wide variety of plants, flowers and trees, handcrafted cedar bridges, a selection of stone lanterns and a hand washing fountain.
Address: 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles 90012
Union Center for the Arts
A venue for stage productions by the East West Players group, and art exhibitions by L.A. Artcore . See the respective websites for schedules and event descriptions.
Address: 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles 90012
Little Tokyo Restaurants and Dining
A food and beverage directory, published by the Little Tokyo Business Improvement District.
This rail station services the Metro Gold rail line. It is within short walking distance from the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Miyako hotel and Weller Court.
Address: Little Tokyo / Arts District Station, Los Angeles 90012