By Nicole Cormier
One of the world’s biggest cities has its own representation right in Los Angeles, Little Tokyo. This charming segment of Downtown LA is chock full of cultural and historical sites, arts, entertainment and shopping. Right in the small, authentic epicenter, several museums, including the Japanese American National Museum and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), document history and present day occurrences.
Once you arrive and find some parking, be sure to stop at the Little Tokyo Koban and Visitor’s Center to get all the information you need to have a fulfilling day learning about Japanese culture. If you plan your trip right, there are seasonal festivals where everyone can join in on the fun.
For those coming in from the outside of Los Angeles, the journey into the downtown area can be equally delightful. If you’re coming from the East, the 10 goes over Grenada Park, or from the North a detour through the Hollywood Hills or Bel Air can make for an interesting jaunt. Wherever you’re driving to Little Tokyo from, arriving in a 2014 E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino will ensure that the commute is a worthwhile one.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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