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Little Tokyo Parking Validation Program

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

What is the Little Tokyo Validation Program?

  • Metro is validating two hours of parking at the four parking lots listed below.
  • After the two hours, individuals are responsible for their own parking fees.
  • The program is available through September 30, 2016.
  • Parking and validations are based on availability

How it Works

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

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

Step 3: Present the dark blue 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 if you want to get added to our mailing list.
  • After the two hours, individuals are responsible for their own parking fees.

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What are the participating parking lots?

Special rates are available at Joe’s Parking on 2nd St only (after the two hours of Metro validated parking):

Monday through Sunday
$5 for the first 90 minutes after the two hours of Metro validation
$10 for 91 minutes and over after the two hours of Metro validation

Monday through Friday from 4pm to close
No fees for customers who have a Metro validation and enter parking lot after 4pm


Support local businesses! 

Here's a complete list of participating business (validation based on availability).

Businesses are open during construction. Take the pledge to Eat, Shop, Play Little Tokyo/DTLA at metro.net/eatshopplay. For unique cultural programs, community events, dining and shopping experiences, visit GoLittleTokyo.com.

1st Street Businesses

Business Name

Address

Chado Tea Room 369 E. 1st St.
Toshi Sushi 359 E. 1st St.
Far East Lounge 353 E. 1st St.
Far Bar 347 E. 1st St.
Daimaru Hotel 345 E. 1st St.
Matsumura Gifts 341 E. 1st St.
Family Mart 335 E. 1st St.
Suehiro Cafe 337 E. 1st St.
Marugame Monzo 329 E. 1st St.
Little Tokyo Hotel 327 ½ E. 1st St.
Daikokuya 327 E. 1st St.
Little Tokyo Gift Shop 317 E. 1st St.
Korean BBQ House 323 E. 1st St.
Panawest (Zippo) 319 E. 1st St.
Fugetsu-do Sweet Shop 315 E. 1st St.
Anzen Hardware 309 E. 1st St.
Little Tokyo Koban & Visitor’s Center 307 E. 1st St.
The Geffen Contempary at MOCA 152 N. Central Ave.
Leola Lace 301 E. 1st St.
Manichi Ramen 321 ½ E. 1st St.
Kato's Sewing Machine 604 E. 1st St.
P.G. Motoring 606 E. 1st St.
Replika Vintage 608 E. 1st St.
Little Tokyo Car Wash 622 E. 1st St.
KC Beauty Academy & Salon 706 E. 1st St.
Akimoto Chiropractic Office 712 E. 1st St.
NT Auto Repair 810 E. 1st St.
City Hair 342 ½ E. 1st St.
Mitsuru Sushi & Grill 316 E. 1st St.
Bar Nirvana 314 E. 1st St.
Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St.
California Floral 220 E. 1st St.
House of Bail Bonds 116 Astronaut E. S. Onizuka St.
J-Wave Videos 248 E. 1st St.

2nd Street Businesses

Business Name

Address

Spitz 371 E. 2nd St.
Ice Cream Lab 369 E. 2nd St.
American Apparel 363 E. 2nd St.
Dale Ogawa Accounting 360 E. 2nd St., Suite 360
Wolf & Crane 366 E. 2nd St.
Opodz 362 E. 2nd St.
Shabu Shabuyo 356 E. 2nd St.
RIF LA 334 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group 334-B E. 2nd St.
RIF LA 334-A E. 2nd St.
Pinkberry 332-A E. 2nd St.
Du Japon Hair Club 332 E. 2nd St.
U&U Graphics 340 Azusa St, Unit C
Nobu Jewelry 330 E. 2nd St., Suite A
Raggedy Threads 330 E. 2nd St., Suite B
Snociety Urban Eatery 330 E. 2nd St., Suite C
Four Leaf Coffee, Tea & Crepes 318 E. 2nd St., Unit A
Little Tokyo Dental Group 318 E. 2nd St., Suite 301
Tadao Fuijiwara, Pharm, D., M.D., Inc. 316 E. 2nd St.
Japan National Tourism Organization 340 E. 2nd St., Suite 302
All American Tickets 340 E. 2nd St., Suite 305
Aflac 340 E. 2nd St., Suite 310

Central Avenue Businesses

Business Name

Address

Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Ave.
Ozero 131 S. Central Ave.
Tenno Sushi 209 S. Central Ave.

Little Tokyo Mall Businesses

Business Name

Address

Deja Vu Salon 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 117
Elite Graphics 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 120
Jungle 1st 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 103
Jungle Zero 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 122
Jungle 03 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 113
Jungle 04 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 114
Kan-Sai Chiropractic/Acupuncture Health Center 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 116
Q2 Mini Gallery 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 121
Seven Star Realty 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 204
Tokyo Bridal & Tuxedo 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 115B
Uyehara Travel 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 203
Zencu 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 205
KW Total Business Services 319 E. 2nd St., Suite 203

Japanese Village Plaza Businesses

Business Name

Address

Gazen 362 E. 1st St.
Oomasa 100 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Mr. Pizza 350 E. 1st St.
Sushi Komasa 351 E. 2nd St.
POP Little Tokyo 349 E. 2nd St.
Hama Sushi 347 E. 2nd St.
Teishokuya of Tokyo (T.O.T.) 345 E. 2nd St.
POPkiller 343 E. 2nd St.
Kula Revolving Sushi Bar 333 E. 2nd St.
Well made 327 E. 2nd St., Suite 224
Blooming Art 129 Japanese Village Plaza
Kools 110 Japanese Village Plaza
Cafe Dulce 134 Japanese Village Plaza
Clothio 327 E. 2nd St., Suite 224
Footland Sports 102 Japanese Village Plaza
Hibachi BBQ 135 Japanese Village Plaza
Hob Nob Boutique 141 Japanese Village Plaza
Japangeles 335 E. 2nd St.
Kagura Restaurant 137 Japanese Village Plaza
Las Galas 103 Japanese Village Plaza
Little Tokyo Cosmetics 341 E. 2nd St.
Maneki Neko 111 Japanese Village Plaza
Maruya 106 Japanese Village Plaza
Mitsuru Cafe 117 Japanese Village Plaza
Monkey Pants 131 Japanese Village Plaza
Nijiya Market 124 Japanese Village Plaza
Shinyodo Kimono & Japanese Gift 119 Japanese Village Plaza
Sanrio Boutique 115 Japanese Village Plaza

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Businesses 

Business Name

Address

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center 244 S. San Pedro St.
Center for Cultural Innovation 244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 401
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California 244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 410
ARC International 244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 402
Nisei Week 244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 303
U-Space 244 S. San Pedro St.
Asians for Miracle Marroe Matches 244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 503
Fuji School 244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 501
Aratani Theatre 244 S. San Pedro St.

San Pedro Street/Judge John Aiso Street Businesses

Business Name

Address

New Japan Travel Center 106 S. San Pedro St.
Non Factory Skate Shop 110 S. San Pedro St.
Cafe Demitasse 135 S. San Pedro St.
L.A. Artcore 120 Judge John Aiso St.
Ace One Stop Mail Plus 106 ½ Judge John Aiso St.
Shiatsu Tokyo 110 Judge John Aiso St.
Kurata Eyecare 200 S. San Pedro St., Suite B
Manufacturers Bank 200 S. San Pedro St.

Los Angeles Street Businesses

Business Name

Address

Seoul Sausage 236 S. Los Angeles St.

3rd Street Businesses

Business Name

Address

Little Tokyo Service Center 231 E. 3rd St., Suite G-106

'To-Go' Parking

 If you're just picking up food "to-go," park at Joes' Parking Lot (350 E. 2nd St) in a designated spot, pick up your food, and ask the restaurant for Metro valdation. It works the same as the 2-hour program; however, it allows access to parking spots near the entrance to the garage.

Program Notes

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