Little Tokyo in L.A.

With gardens to stroll, sushi, and shopping, L.A.'s Japantown is the real deal

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  • At Waraku I you'll find everything from silk kimonos to trickling fountains to these bamboo table lamps.

    Lanterns

    Joe Schmelzer

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STAY OVERNIGHT 
 
 

New Otani Hotel & Garden. Boasting a prime location in the heart of Little Tokyo, the New Otani (434 rooms from $149; www.newotani.com or 800/639-6826) is the place to be. Stroll in the rooftop garden, dine at Garden Grill (a teppan-yaki steak-house), enjoy a shiatsu massage at Sanwa Health Spa, and, if you're feeling brave, try a Japanese-style breakfast of rice, egg custard, and fish at A Thousand Cranes before checkout.

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