Japanese Village Plaza
Japanese American National Museum
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Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
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A vintage bar with old-school funk, groovy tunes on the stereo, sports on five strobing flat screens and fusion bites. They do...
Among the best diversions in the Japanese Village Plaza is this terrific donut-shop-turned-gourmet-cafe serving blueberry mocha and...
Japanese Village Plaza information
The funny-looking tower is a yagura , a traditional fire-lookout tower typically found in rural Japan. It’s the gateway to this kitschy outdoor mall with gift shops, a couple noteworthy eateries and good people-watching.