Dust off your lucky putter and start practicing your chip, the Inaugural Little Tokyo Mini Open will take over LA’s most vibrant neighborhood for two weekends only–April 21-22 and April 28-29 at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC). Each hole of the pop-up, 9-hole miniature golf course showcases a vibrant art installation created by local artists paying tribute to the past, present, and future of Little Tokyo. Celebrate the 134-year-old Japanese American California Cultural District with Go Little Tokyo’s countless opportunities for a hole-in-one weekend with top family-friendly food, activities, and of course, mini-golfing fun. To enroll the mini golf course please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-tokyo-open-tickets-42854221129
Need a mid-day break from the tees? Little Tokyo is filled with rich, cultural activities that are fun for the whole family. Take the kids on a stroll through the James Irvine Japanese Garden, a beautiful, intimate, hidden oasis designed in zen tradition of the famous Kyoto gardens. Stroll through the breathtaking streets of the urban neighborhood and stop by the Home is Little Tokyo Mural; the famous mural depicts Little Tokyo’s 100+ years of history with festive colors and lanterns. Relax in the Japanese Village Plaza filled with unique restaurants and shops including well-known children’s store, Monkey Pants LA, home of the famous pusheen plush cat!
Treat the kiddies to the vast array of delicious treats throughout Little Tokyo. Start the morning off with delectable strawberry-stuffed pancakes at Farbar LA, or bite into a glossy pink sprinkled donut courtesy of Cafe Dulce. Tee up your clubs for a round of mini golf, then take a break at Ramen Maruya and satisfy your palate with ramen, sushi and tempura that even the kids will love! Power up after 9-holes of fun with an exciting traditional Japanese dessert, mochi – Fugetsu-Do has been serving this sweet and sticky treat since 1903.