Little Tokyo is a charming and relaxingJapanese district tucked into the overwhelming lifestyle that is Downtown Los Angeles. The 132-year old community is home to the largest Japanese-American population in North America and an open door to tourist who want to learn more about the Japanese culture.
While shopping, dining, and enjoying live entertainment is what embodies most of the district; the community had a hard time becoming what it is today.
World War II brought anunjust exclusion to the Japanese-American’s living in Little Tokyo. The U.S government forced all those who were of Japanese ancestry living in the district to domestic concentration camps until the war ended.
Once ending, many of the Japanese-Americans moved back to Little Tokyo and started rebuilding their community. The process took time and was not an easy task, but the District lived on to become the culturally rich community that we can enjoy.
Today, bustling crowds navigate their way through the communities neatly arranged shops, restaurants and offices. With upcoming events, world-class museums, and dozens of places to fill your belly, it is no surprise that people are now discovering the hidden gem that is Little Tokyo.