The city's main hub for Japanese stores and restaurants.. In Short Ever wonder what it feels like to be a tourist in your own city? All it takes is heading downtown to Little Tokyo. This area of the city is heavily Japanese-American both in population and style. Still, Little Tokyo attracts people from across the racial divide and of all ages, most of whom are happy wandering the very clean pedestrian-friendly streets and shopping in the area's plazas and along its main streets.