James Irvine Garden
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Little Tokyo’s main cultural hub is this gallery spotlighting local artists. There’s also a library and a gift shop.
Aratani/Japan America Theater
Next door to the James Irvine Garden, a handmade, peacock-motif silk doncho (curtain) from Kyoto dramatically opens the stage for...
Japanese Village Plaza
The funny-looking tower across 1st St from the JANM is a yagura, a traditional fire-lookout tower typically found in rural Japan. It’s...
2nd Street Jazz
An intimate, no-frills music venue offering solid DJ sets, and live hip-hop and jazz in the heart of Little Tokyo.
Lazy Ox Canteen
If you’d rather not eat Japanese in Little Tokyo, find these cedar-paneled environs for tapas. Think: pig’s ear chicharon, grilled squid...
Lonely Planet review
With bamboo, dwarf pine, magnolias and a gurgling artificial brook, this is a nice chill-out spot. Reach it by taking the elevator to the ‘B’ level and following the signs.