Despite my liking of being busy, what has been tough for me, is balancing everything on my plate! It's so important to be organized, and I guess it's been tough for me to balance everything, especially posting on my blog! But I'm sure that within time, I'll figure out how to I guess balance my day, and get everything done!
Anyway, enough with the introduction, and lets get to the point! Today I want to talk about my trip to Little Tokyo, more specifically, the Japanese Village Plaza! =) Yay! lol.
Fun Fact: I actually posted a blog entry on my trip to China Town last year, so if you're interested in reading about that entry, please click: HERE.
Let the Post Start Rollin'! =)
Is there a place that you always went to as a kid? Well for me, there are actually a lot of places, but two of the most frequent ones are China Town & Little Tokyo! I used to go to Little Tokyo a lot as a kid, and I don't know what happened, but somehow someway, I stopped going, and it's probably been almost a decade since I've last gone! I might be wrong, but it sure feels like it's been a decade!
Though the first half of the route to Little Tokyo was basically the same as the one to China Town & Downtown L.A. (Places I always visit), I found myself very anxious and excited! I snapped a lot of pictures, and I definitely want to share them on my blog!
As I headed to Little Tokyo, this is probably one of the first buildings I saw with Japanese characters. I love how traditional the building looks! (Sorry for the Glare! I took the picture in the car! I should have opened the window before taking the picture!)
I've never been to Miyako Hotel before, but the outer appearance of it looks very stunning! =) I'm sure it's not a new building, but I just love how put together it looks...if that makes sense.....haha it reminds me of Japan! Actually, the whole environment there reminded me of Japan!
Love Love Love the Circle Windows!
I was pretty limited in time, so I didn't get a chance to explore all of Little Tokyo! So the location I focused on was the Japanese Village Plaza!! Have you guys ever been there before?
Fun Fact: The whether was absolutely amazing that day! Look how beautiful the sky was!
The entrance of the Japanese Village Plaza! It was a nice feeling being welcomed by a Japanese Restaurant (Only $2 per dish!)
This is basically the right hand side of the entrance of the Japanese Village Plaza! Again, I really love the traditional architecture of the buildings! I really felt like I was in Japan! =) I've never been to Japan before, but I really hope to go one day, cause I've been reading and hearing about some amazing things about Japan!
Because these trees were left with literally nothing but branches, I wasn't able to pin point what type of trees these were! haha However, it's only reasonable that my guess is that they are Pink Cherry Blossom Trees right? =)
I think the streets make such a romantic spot for couples to share a date at! =) =) =)
haha I will definitely come here with my date someday! =)
Next to the Japanese Village Plaza is a 6 storied building, that is located right on top of an American Apparel store! How cool is that? lol I wouldn't mind living there!
Anyway, here are some pictures of the stores in the Japanese Village Plaza!
I didn't get a chance to go in there! Feeling a little regretful lol...I'll make sure to check it out next time!
I've never had Shabu Shabu at a legit Japanese place before! Kinda wanna give this place a try!
The streets of the Japanese Village Plaza!
Yamazaki Bread & Cake Bakery is the BOMB! They seriously have the best tasting Donuts....EVER!!!!
Haha finally a picture of me! I liked this bakery so much, I had to take picture with it! =) And as you guys can see, I'm showing my support! LOL
LOL I think I have an obsession with the combination of fresh strawberries & cake! The cakes look absolutely delicious!!!
This is the super yummy Donut I mentioned earlier ago! It truly is yummy! Though I absolutely love this bakery, I was a little disgusted after seeing a fly inside there!!! =(
I wanna try everything in there!!!
This is so cool! Apparently, the bakery had a window where customers can watch the pastries being made! haha it was quite entertaining! I actually stood there for some time, watching the baker do her magic!
I stopped by a Japanese Cosmetics Store that carried products for a pretty good price! Everything in there was from Japan, which is good....However with my incapability of reading Japanese, I didn't know what most of the stuff was! LOL Good thing there was a nice Japanese worker who helped me translate some of the products! And I must say....her skin was absolutely flawless! I'm so jealous! People from Japan have the most gorgeous skin! I told her that her skin was super pretty...and guess what she said? She said "thank you", and "you too!". I looked at her kinda stunned, and told her, "thank you, but it's the make-up!" LOL
One of my favorite markets in Little Tokyo!
I remember myself visiting this market a lot when I was little! I love how traditional and kinda "old-fashioned?" this super market is! =)
Sanrio in Little Tokyo!!
Anyway, that's about it to the pictures I took in the Village Plaza area. As I said, I was pretty tight on time, so I wasn't able to spend as much time around the area as I hoped to! I definitely see myself visiting Little Tokyo again in the future, but hopefully by then I'll have plenty of time to explore the area!