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Historic Tour in Downtown LA: Olvera Street and Little Tokyo

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Dive deep into two of Los Angeles’s most historic and flamboyant neighborhoods on this 2-hour Union Station, Olvera Street and Little Tokyo historic walking tour. From the great US railway station to a timeless mochi shop, you’ll discover both popular and little-known treasures in these bustling districts with your friendly local guide.
See iconic landmarks like El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes and indulge your sweet tooth with Japanese traditional delicacies before concluding your tour at the Go For Broke Monument and Japanese American National Museum.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- The tour may be modified to meet your preferences (on demand)
- Walking tour with a local guide
- Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking (depends on availability)
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Stop At: Union Station, Los Angeles, California

Meet your guide 10.00 am at Union Station, in front of Starbucks.
10.00 am Take a walk back in time as you explore lavish and opulent interiors of the Union Station, the major transportation hub of LA and greatest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California

10.20 Next, head to Olverita’s village, family-owned retail store for more than 25 years catering a great variety of Mexican traditional outfits, fabulous handmade bijouterie and accessories. As you wander vivid and lively Olvera Street, listen to informative commentary from your local guide highlighting history, culture and present-day authenticity of the district. Soak up the Mexican vibes, sample delicious street tacos, enjoy looking at numerous colorful souvenir stalls and relish traditional mariachi songs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Avila Adobe, Los Angeles, California

10.40 Check out America Tropical Mural, huge provocative fresco designed by renowned Mexican social realist painter David Alfaro Siqueiros and take a glance at the life of early LA inhabitants in the early 20th century walking by Victorian style Sepulveda House Museum. Next, venture to outstanding Avila Adobe, the oldest residential edifice in LA.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Pico House, Los Angeles, California

Take a look at Pico House, once the most luxury hotel in Southern California, and Chinese American Museum, the most ancient Chinese construction in the area.

Stop At: La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, Los Angeles, California

11.00 From there continue to LA Plaza Park, home to world famous el Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument. This is where Los Angeles officially was founded in 1781. Your next stop is the LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes. Take your time to amble around and explore local life in action. Do not miss prominent Old Plaza Firehouse.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California

11.40 Meander down historic First Street, feast your eyes at Home is Little Tokyo Mural, an impressive wall painting depicting the vibrant history of ethnic neighborhood, and then, pop into timeless Fugetsu-Do Mochi bakery shop. You can sample delicious Japanese rice cakes mochi and manju (not included in tour) as your guide tells you stories about different epochs of this historic 114-year old confectionery store.

Pass By: James Irvine Garden, Los Angeles, California

Stroll through kitschy Japanese Village Plaza and don’t forget to add your wish written in colorful slip of paper to the stunning “Wishing Tree”. Have a look at Koyasan Buddhist Temple. Take a selfie with Public Art "Oomo Cube".

Stop At: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California

11.20 Your tour will continue in Little Tokyo, eclectic Japanese neighborhood thronged with delightful traditional restaurants, bakeries, cafes and quirky shops where you’ll find everything from authentic clothing and decorations to unique gifts and collectibles to Japanese video games and anime.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Go For Broke NEC, Los Angeles, California

12.00 Your tour will finish at the plaza near Go for Broke Monument and Japanese American National Museum which you can explore on your own after the tour.
*Timing and the itinerary are subject to change.

Pass By: Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California

You can explore the museum after the tour, at your own comfortable pace

Departure:

Departure point:

800 N Alameda St

Departure time:

Duration:

2 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Historic Tour in Downtown LA: Olvera Street and Little Tokyo
Overview:

Dive deep into two of Los Angeles’s most historic and flamboyant neighborhoods on this 2-hour Union Station, Olvera Street and Little Tokyo historic walking tour. From the great US railway station to a timeless mochi shop, you’ll discover both popular and little-known treasures in these bustling districts with your friendly local guide.
See iconic landmarks like El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes and indulge your sweet tooth with Japanese traditional delicacies before concluding your tour at the Go For Broke Monument and Japanese American National Museum.

From USD

$91

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