Art & Eats along the Metro Gold Line
Metro Gold Line train

Sierra Madre Villa Allen Lake Memorial Park
Del Mar Fillmore South Pasadena Highland Park
Southwest Museum Heritage Square Lincoln Cypress Chinatown
Little Tokyo Pico/Aliso Mariachi Plaza Soto
Indiana Maravilla East L.A. Civic Atlantic

Little Tokyo/Arts District 

Location: 200 N. Alameda, L.A.
Schedule: Every 15 minutes during daytime

The Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line station, itself, is utterly boring and not worth a photo. A block away, however, you enter Little Tokyo, a colorful old district of Los Angeles.

Japanese American National Museum Los Angeles

The Japanese American National Museum is directly across the street from the Gold Line station.  You can't miss it.

At the rear of the plaza is the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, one of three sites of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  Because rents have historically been low in this area, many artists have studios and live nearby.

Buddhist Temple Little Tokyo Los Angeles And a Buddhist Temple is directly across the plaza from the Museum.

Tower Little Tokyo Plaza Los Angeles You will not be able to miss the tower that marks the entrance to the Little Tokyo Village shopping and dining center.  Sushi, teriyaki, yogurt, cupcakes -- you will find them all in this "village".  

There are also souvenir stores and kimono stores.  One shop, called Tokyo Life is especially quirky and interesting: almost everything on the shelves is labeled in Japanese and the items are all contemporary -- not traditional.  It's fun.

Poodle Springs signed by Parker

Other sights to see on this website:
Bradbury Building detail chinatown los angeles california Alexander Calder red sculpture Los Angeles
See the amazing Bradbury building where 'Blade Runner' was filmed. Visit Chinatown from the Gold Line station and see this colorful neighborhood. See this Alexander Calder sculpture on the L.A. public art walking tour.

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