4th Annual Haunted Little Tokyo Presented by Go Little Tokyo

Spooktacular nights to enjoy in Little Tokyo and virtually at home beginning Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 31

Go Little Tokyo presents the 4th Annual Haunted Little Tokyo featuring spooktacular nights for ghouls and goblins of all ages to enjoy in Little Tokyo and virtually at home beginning Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 31.

Haunted Little Tokyo will feature a week-long series of in-person and virtual frightful fun offerings from select neighborhood businesses including a socially-distanced scavenger hunt on Halloween night, a virtual mystery adventure and quest for candy, virtual ghost tours and campfire stories sharing ghost encounters, haunted tales, and paranormal experiences from the 136-year-old neighborhood, and a Halloween walking take-out event complete with appetizers and spooky spirits.
Little Tokyo is the largest of only three remaining Japantowns in the country and the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles. Some Haunted Little Tokyo virtual and in-person are free for all to enjoy and proceeds from paid experiences benefit Little Tokyo small and historical businesses and restaurants. The Little Tokyo Community Council has also organized a Small Business Relief Fund crowdfunding effort in partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) to provide financial support for local businesses during the on-going COVID-19 crisis.  For those wishing to make a donation, please visit littletokyola.org/gofundme.
Businesses in Little Tokyo remain committed to the health and wellness of the community and are open and implementing additional safety protocols. Face coverings are required when visiting Little Tokyo and all guests are encouraged to practice physical distancing.
For more information on Haunted Little Tokyo and to register for events visit hauntedlittletokyo.com or like Go Little Tokyo on Facebook and follow along on Instagram and Twitter. #golittletokyo #hauntedlittletokyo
WHEN: Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 31
WHERE:Haunted Little Tokyo offerings are in-person and virtual, depending on the activity. Please visit hauntedlittletokyo.com for details and the full schedule.HAUNTED LITTLE TOKYO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • Quest for Candy, A Haunted Little Tokyo Virtual Mystery Adventure
    Children of all ages are invited to join Kizuna for a special one-night-only Haunted Little Tokyo virtual mystery adventure and work together to solve a special mystery, meet curious characters, and gather clues to save Haunted Little Tokyo! Every adventurer will receive Japanese candy for Halloween, a Kizuna magnifying glass, and a Kizuna Halloween sticker with registration. Space is limited and the price includes the cost of shipping.
    Friday, October 23 from 4 – 6 PM
    $13, register online at hauntedlittletokyo.com
  • Virtual Ghost Tour of Little Tokyo
    Journey through Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo’s haunted past and present with an exclusive, virtual guided tour of historical buildings, ghostly tales, and paranormal experiences in this over 100-year-old historic and cultural neighborhood. Join Little Tokyo Historical Society ghost reporter, Bill Watanabe, will virtually walk guests through four unique spots with reported paranormal activity in the neighborhood and is joined by eyewitnesses of these eerie events.
    Saturday, October 24 from 5 – 6:30 PM
    $10, register online at hauntedlittletokyo.com
  • BOO-SEUM Presented by Virtual MOCA
    Over the course of seven days, MOCA will present a thematic selection of work from its collection that have inspired people to reflect on the history of Halloween and how the trajectory of the holiday—from a Celtic pagan festival to an American cultural hallmark—laid the groundwork for the various ways Halloween is celebrated today.
    Sunday, October 25 – Saturday, October 31, daily at 10 AM
    Free, tune into @MOCA on Instagram
  • Little Tokyo Cocktail Demo
    The Little Tokyo Cocktail Demonstration presented by Beam Suntory is a part of the Nisei Week Virtual Series. Event tickets include a cocktail kit featuring Suntory Toki Whisky that will allow participants to follow along with the demonstration in the comfort of their own home. Tickets are sold for the day and location to pick up your cocktail kit.
    Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 3 (cocktail kit pick-up)
    Friday, October 30 at 7 PM, cocktail demo launches online
    $50, tune into Nisei Week Youtube Channel to follow along with the demo
  • Haunted Little Tokyo Scavenger Hunt
    Pick up a map at Café Dulce in the Japanese Village Plaza to discover outdoor locations around Little Tokyo where guests can receive fun treats. Visit all locations and spin for a special prize. Costumes encouraged!
    Saturday, October 31 from 4 – 7 PM while supplies last
    Free, begins at Café Dulce at 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
  • Brew Ha Ha: A Walking Take-out Event
    Presented by Hollywood Buddhist Church, celebrate Halloween and support Little Tokyo small businesses! Participating restaurants include Azay, Café Dulce, Fugetsu-Do, Kouraku, Sake Dojo, and TaNoTa Takoyaki. Participants are welcome to pick up their orders from each restaurant or opt to pick up the entire order at one location.
    Saturday, October 31 from 2 – 4 PM
    $100, tickets include food and beverages for two people, register online at hauntedlittletokyo.com

Go Little Tokyo is a community-led effort aimed at highlighting the unique cultural programs, community events, and dining and shopping experiences found in Little Tokyo. As one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant cultural hubs, there is an abundance of destinations and landmarks in and around this historic walkable neighborhood and Go Little Tokyo will help you uncover them. Go Little Tokyo is a Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC) project developed and produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS) and made possible with support from Metro. For more information, visit: golittletokyo.com.

Credit: Go Little Tokyo.

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