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Little Tokyo Parking Validation Program

Little Tokyo Parking Validation Program

Explore Little Tokyo and get two hours of validated parking through Metro

Out of an abundance of caution and recent recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, certain businesses have adjusted their hours of operation. Please call the participating businesses to ensure if they are open.

What is the Little Tokyo Validation Program?

  • Metro is validating two hours of parking at the two parking lots listed below .
  • After the two hours, individuals are responsible for their own parking fees.
  • The program is available through August 31, 2020.
  • Parking and validations are based on availability

Street restoration closures at 1st/Alameda in DTLA
Beginning January 10, 2020, westbound 1st St, between Vignes St and Alameda St, will be closed as crews begin street restoration efforts in downtown LA. Plan ahead and use alternate routes. Learn more

How it Works

Step 1: Park in one of the two lots listed below.

Step 2: Explore Little Tokyo and ask one of your favorite businesses for a Metro Validation.

Step 3: Present the parking validation to the parking attendant or, for the Aiso St Parking Lot, insert the light blue parking validation into the machine.

  • Fill out the back of the card with your info to subscribe to the project newsletter.
  • After the two hours, individuals are responsible for additional parking fees incurred.

What are the participating parking lots?

Support local businesses!

Businesses are open during construction. Support local businesses when you Eat, Shop, Play Little Tokyo. Learn more at . For unique cultural programs, community events, dining and shopping experiences, visit .

1st Street Businesses

Business Name


Anzen Hardware 309 E. 1st St.


226 E. 1st St.


311 E. 1st St


340 E. 1st

California Floral Company 220 E 1st St

Catholic Schools Collaborative

312 E. 1st St.

Chado Tea Room

369 E. 1st St.

City Hair

342 ½ E. 1st St.

CRFT by Maki

341 E. 1st St.

Far East Lounge

353 E. 1st St.

Far Bar

347 E. 1st St.

Fugetsu-Do Confectioners 315 E. 1st St.

Go For Broke National Education Center

355 E. 1st St., Suite 200

Golden Hour Theraphy

250 E. 1st St., Suite 300

J. Morey Insurance

361 E. 1st St.

J-Wave Videos

248 E. 1st St.


323 E. 1st St.

KC Beauty

706 E. 1st St.

Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin of L.A.

342 E. 1st St.

Leola Lace

301 E. 1st St.

Little Tokyo Arts & Gifts

317 E. 1st St.

Little Tokyo Koban and Visitor's Center 307 E. 1st St.

Marugame Monzo

329 E. 1st St.

Mitsuru Sushi & Grill

316 E. 1st St.

Shima Therapy

321 1/2 E. 1st St, Suite 204

Space Vintage

339 1/2 E. 1st St.

Sybil-Yvonne Burrell, Attorney at Law

250 E. 1st St., Suite 901

Video Paradise

246 E. 1st St.

Wonder Nail

244 E. 1st St.

2nd Street Businesses

Business Name


Gong Cha 318 E 2nd St #A

Japan Hollywood Network

340 E. 2nd St, Suite 405

Little Tokyo Historical Society 319 E. 2nd St Suite #203

Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group

334-B E. 2nd St.

Mickey Seki Repair Shop

340 E. Azusa St.


340 E. 2nd St


374 E. 2nd St

Sweat Yoga Little Tokyo

360 E. 2nd St, Suite 150


450 E. 2nd St.

Tokyo Bridal & Tuxedo

319 E. 2nd St., Suite 115B

U&U Graphics

340 Azusa St, Unit C

3rd Street/Alameda Street Businesses

Business Name


Kyokushin Karate

333 S. Alameda St.

Little Tokyo Service Center

231 E. 3rd St. # G106

Rafu Shimpo

701 E. 3rd St.

Central Avenue Businesses

Business Name


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 N Central Ave

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Av.

Johnny Rockets

131 S. Central Av.


134 S. Central Av.

Japanese Village Plaza Businesses

Business Name


Anime Jungle

319 2nd St #103

Assist Wig

319 E 2nd St #114

Cafe Dulce

134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

Fickle Wish

319 E 2nd St #122


362 E. 1st St.

Mitsuru Cafe

117 Japanese Village Plaza


100 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

Sushi & Teri

116 Japanese Village Plaza

San Pedro Street/Judge John Aiso Street Businesses

Business Name


East West Players

120 Judge John Aiso St

Fuji School 244 S San Pedro St.

Jist Cafe

116 Judge John Aiso St

Keller Williams Real Estate

106-108 S. San Pedro St

Kurata Eyecare

200 S. San Pedro St., Suite B

Little Tokyo Community Council

106 1/2 Judge John Aiso St

Sanwa Enterprise Inc

114 Onizuka St.

Program Notes

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