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James Irvine Japanese Garden
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Tucked away in Little Tokyo, the James Irvine Japanese Garden is an oasis in the city. It’s free to visit and open Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 5, ideal for a relaxing stroll at lunch, if you work or live nearby.

A small stream and waterfall are in this quiet, rarely visited garden. Landscaped in a traditional Japanese style, the garden features bamboo, azaleas, and wisteria. Afterward, grab some lunch at Daikokuya (known for its ramen) or Sushi Gen (known for the lunchtime sashimi special).

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