Little Tokyo and LA Art District Small-Group Food Tour

30 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Join us on a tour of Downtown LA’s incredible food scene - from Little Tokyo to the Art District! Boasting one of only 3 Japantowns in the United States, this area of Los Angeles is teeming with delicious dishes, beautiful public art and architecture, and rich cultural history. You’ll visit shops, markets, and food stands as your guide selects the tastiest treats for you to try. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a view of an incredible Japanese Buddhist temple and learn how this community has managed to maintain its historic traditions as the city around it has changed over the years. Then, it’s over to LA’s Art District to take in the fantastic public art, revitalized industrial buildings, and another appetizing bite from a food truck - along with a visit to a captivating art gallery.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Little Tokyo

Throughout your tour, you’ll explore this incredible neighborhood and learn about its food, art, culture, history and more!

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Your tour begins at this cornerstone of the Little Tokyo neighborhood. From here, we’ll venture through the area to taste our way through the incredible food on offer.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: James Irvine Garden

Known world-wide for their beauty and precision, Japanese gardens are a wonder to see in person. Enjoy a quick stop at this peaceful spot in the heart of Downtown LA.

Duration: 5 minutes

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The first foodie stop on your tour - here you’ll get to sample several different dishes as you pop in and out of shops, markets, and eateries.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Koyasan Buddhist Temple

One of the oldest Buddhist Temples in all of North America, it has served as a community hub for over 100 years. As you pass by, your guide will give you insight to the significance it’s held for residents since 1912.

Duration: 5 minutes

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So much more than a shopping center - the Galleria offers a variety of goods and food for us to peruse. If you’re in need of a tea set or sake cups or sushi accessories or that one unique flavor of Pocky, this is the place for you!

Duration: 30 minutes

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After exploring and tasting our way through Little Tokyo, we’ll head into the LA Art District to enjoy the variety of public art throughout the neighborhood. Along the way, we’ll pop into a gallery, enjoy the revitalized industrial buildings, and even get another bite to eat from a food truck.

Duration: 40 minutes

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This collaborative art space is covered inside and out with incredible murals and other creative works. Hosting both private and public events, you never know what’s happening at The Container Yard, but it’s bound to be fantastic and fun!

Duration: 5 minutes

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A true artist’s haven - this former factory now offers live-work space, exhibition galleries, a theatre, and more for artists. We’d definitely recommend coming back to spend more time here after your tour!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hauser & Wirth

Another revamped former factory, Hauser & Wirth is an international art gallery that we’ll have the chance to pop into to enjoy the current exhibition.

Duration: 10 minutes
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