THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES - PART 9: GARDENS

Find your urban oasis downtown at the Kyoto Gardens.

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This season, KENZO heads out to CaliforniaCarol and Humberto’s home state. We asked Joy Yoon - author of the book 'The best things to do in Los Angeles – 1001 ideas' (Universe / Rizzoli International) - to select some surprising and unexpected addresses in Los Angeles. Our ninth installment of the series is gardens, little known but yet amazing!


You don’t find much green among the concrete and metal of downtown L.A., and the views are cluttered with buildings. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle, head to the third-floor terrace of the Double Tree Hotel, where the Kyoto Gardens, a half-acre garden filled with greenery and reminiscent of Japan, is a nice and calming surprise. Smell the flowers, enjoy the waterfalls, and soon everything else will fade away, with only the skyline there to remind you where you really are.


120 South Los Angeles Street in downtown los angeles 213-629-1200.