Little Tokyo | Downtown Los Angeles Lofts For Sale
Little Tokyo Downtown Los Angeles lofts for sale. Japanese immigrants settled in the district back in the late 19th century. Before World War II, Little Tokyo was the largest Japanese community in the United States. The area that became known as Little Tokyo was first settled in 1885, when a former sailor, Hamanosuke “Charles Hama” Shigeta, opened the Kame Restaurant on E.1st St. at what was then the southeastern end of downtown Los Angeles.
After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many of that city’s Japanese residents moved south to Los Angeles causing the Japanese population to grow from 3,000 to almost 10,000. With the adoption of the Gentleman’s Agreement, Japanese women began to immigrate to the U.S. in greater numbers, either as new brides or to join their families. Thus, Little Tokyo began to develop larger communities with an established commercial district.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan in 1941, brought Little Tokyo’s prosperity to an end. Wartime hysteria, in addition to questions about the loyalty of Japanese living in the U.S. resulted in Executive Order 9066. This law ordered people of Japanese descent to be evacuated from the West Coast. Residents of Little Tokyo were forced to abandon their homes and businesses, and move to relocation centers in isolated areas throughout the U.S. This caused severe financial and emotional hardship as the flourishing community of Little Tokyo virtually shut down.
Today’s Little Tokyo
Today, Little Tokyo is a major part Los Angeles’s vibrant Japanese cultural. The National Historic Landmark still preserves two blocks of the original Pre-World War II commercial heart of the district, anchored at one end by the Union Church and the other end by the Japanese American National Museum. As a result, Little Tokyo is the focal point of one of the largest concentrations of second generation Japanese Americans in the U.S. The area is a thriving, hustling and popular index of restaurants, shopping and lounges. Some of the state’s top Sushi bars live here, making Little Tokyo a hot spot for Millennials and all Angeleno’s. Little Tokyo; arguably the district downtown with the richest history, steeped in longest standing tradition. Come see for your self!Click to view all Homes for Sale in Little Tokyo
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Top Restaurants, Bars and Shopping in Little Tokyo
*There are so many incredible restaurants and Sushi Bars and things to do in Little Tokyo. Because there are so many we could never name them all, but here are a few of our favorites.
- Mikawaya Mochi
- Wolf & Crane Bar
- Far Bar
- Marugame Monzu
- Sushi Gen
- Honda-Ya Izakaya
- Fugetsu-Do Sweets & Bakery
- Cafe Demitasse
- Shabu Shabu House
- Japanese Village Plaza
- Little Tokyo Galleria & Market Place
Commute Times Around Downtown From Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo’s central location downtown has it close to so much, As a result, one can walk to Union Station, City Center, Alvaro Street and all other districts. Perhaps the most exciting thing coming to the area is the new Metro station (Gold Line) coming to the SW corner of Alameda & 2nd Streets.
- The Arts District: 0.8 miles
- The Historic Core: 1.0 mile
- Bunker Hill: 1.2 miles
- The Financial District: 1.5 miles
- The Fashion District: 1.6 miles
- City West: 1.9 miles
- South Park: 2.6 miles
Little Tokyo’s Primary Buildings:
|Loft Photo||Loft Name||District||Address||Sale/Rent/Both||Year Built/Renovated||# of Units||Lofts for Sale||Lofts for Rent|
|Little Tokyo Lofts||Little Tokyo||420 S. San Pedro St. 90013||B||1922-2006||224||View Lofts For Sale||View Lofts For Rent|
|Savoy Lofts||Little Tokyo||100 S. Alameda St. 90012||B||2005||303||View Lofts For Sale||View Lofts For Rent|