Destinations
Little Tokyo
Location
Little Tokyo - Japanese Plaza
335 E 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time
Cost
Metrolink Fare
Leave your car at home and “California Roll” your way into Little Tokyo on Metrolink and Metro Rail. Enjoy some authentic Japanese cuisine and learn about Japanese American history.Photo Credits: (2) Hsueh-Hsin Han, (3) Prayitno Photography

Leave your car at home and “California Roll” your way into Little Tokyo on Metrolink and Metro Rail. Enjoy some authentic Japanese cuisine and learn about Japanese American history.


Photo Credits: (2) Hsueh-Hsin Han, (3) Prayitno Photography

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General Overview

Have a lot mo’ fun with some mochi! Take Metrolink and Metro to grab some ramen and sushi! Leave your car at home and “California Roll” your way into Little Tokyo on Metrolink for some authentic Japanese cuisine. While you’re there, check out the Japanese American National Museum to learn about Japanese American history.

Attractions

Japanese American National Museum
www.janm.org
100 N Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 625-0414

The Japanese American National Museum is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. The museum is home to a moving archive that contains over 100,000 feet of 16 mm and 8 mm home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. The museum also contains artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories of Japanese Americans.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
hhbt-la.org
505 E Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 626-4200

Founded in 1904, this temple moved to its current location in 1976. The Higashi Honganji Temple promotes the teachings of Jodo Shinshu and for years has provided for the spiritual needs within the community. The temple is a beautiful example of Japanese architecture and landscaping.

Little Tokyo Historic District
www.littletokyola.org
300-369 E First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Little Tokyo Historic District is an historical focal point for Japanese-Americans in the Greater Los Angeles area. Not only are there interesting cultural opportunities to discover, there is plenty to see and eat!

How To Purchase Tickets

Metrolink train tickets can be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) at any Metrolink train station. More info: http://metrolinktrains.com/ticketspricing/

Use Metrolink's $10 Weekend Day Pass on either Saturday or Sunday for unlimited rides systemwide!

Tips

• Metrolink riders who purchase tickets to Union Station have TAP-enabled tickets.
• TAP-enabled tickets have free transfers to Metro Rail
• Covering the chip and antenna with your fingers may block the turnstile or validator from reading the signal in your ticket
• Be sure to hold the barcode side of the ticket and tap the side of the ticket that displays the TAP logo on the turnstile or validator

Directions & Schedules

• Take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station
• Head west toward Alameda to board the Metro Gold Line south toward Atlantic
• Exit the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
• Go south on Alameda St.
• Turn right (east) onto 1st St. to arrive in Little Tokyo

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  • It's easy to get there and Metro is running every few minutes so I didnt need to worry about making their train schedule.
    Friday July 10, 2015 11:34 am

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