The 78th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival is in full swing in Little Tokyo!


The nine-day event is recognized as one of the nation’s longest-running ethnic festivals and a celebration of Japanese culture.


The annual festival brings exciting Japanese traditions and delicious Japanese foods to the community of Little Tokyo. Don’t miss any of the exciting events happening at this year’s Nisei Week including the night market, Aki’s Pup-Up Party and the crowning of this year’s Nisei Week Queen.

The festival takes place at Little Tokyo’s Japanese Village Plaza – unique shopping and dining experience featuring specialty shops and restaurants.


If you want to learn more about Japanese culture and history, stop by the Japanese American National Museum, which is located next to the Japanese Village Plaza. The Japanese American National Museum is the first museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry as an integral part of U.S. history. Through its comprehensive collection of Japanese American objects, images and documents, as well as multi-faceted exhibitions, educational programs, documentaries and publications, the National Museum shares the Japanese American story with a national and international audience. Current exhibits include Common Ground: The Heart of Community, Sadako’s Crane and hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project.


Getting to Little Tokyo is easy. Simply take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station and transfer for free to the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.


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