James Irvine Japanese Garden

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James Irvine Japanese Garden
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James Irvine Japanese Garden

This tranquil garden is one of Little Tokyo’s best-kept secrets as the urban oasis isn’t accessible from the street. To reach the space, enter the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, check in at the information window on the left, take the elevator down to level B and zigzag to your right through an unembellished hallway. Food and drinks aren’t allowed, but it’s still an ideal setting to while away a few minutes far from the hustle and bustle of the city. According to the community center, gardens carry great importance in Japanese culture—caring for the grounds is a form of art and spending time among the flora encourages harmony with nature—so walk the outer path for a complete view of the garden’s foliage, babbling stream and cascading waterfall.

By: Chelsee Lowe


Venue name: James Irvine Japanese Garden
Address: 244 S San Pedro St #244
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Tues-Friday 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm unless booked for private event, call ahead to verify
Price: Free
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