While part of downtown Los Angeles gets claim to the moniker "Little Tokyo", Sawtelle – now called Sawtelle Japantown – has been called "Little Osaka". The name comes from Sawtelle's history as a destination for Japanese-Americans arriving in the 1890s, often escaping persecution in San Francisco. Today it's becoming a trendy place to live for people priced out of the expensive neighborhoods further west. This diverse area is home to single family homes, apartment buildings, terrific ethnic restaurants, and decent shopping.
Burbank: 19.8 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Century City: 3.1 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-45 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Downtown LA: 12.4 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 8.1 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
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