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Little Tokyo

Leave your car at home and “California Roll” your way into Little Tokyo on Metrolink and Metro Rail.

General Overview

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

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.


Japanese American National Museum
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
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
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 tickets can be purchased via the Metrolink App. The app sells all Metrolink ticket types and provides the quickest and easiest way to get onboard. 

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



  • Metrolink tickets purchased through the app will have free transfers to Metro Rail
  • Scan your ticket at the gates with the scanners to transfer to Metro Rail. 


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



Little Tokyo - Japanese Plaza
335 E 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Price of Entry

Metrolink Fare