I asked about this when I was in Mexico City last August, but I didn’t get a chance to visit–something for the itinerary next time.

Photo: Courtesy of Ryo Kan

… tucked in the quiet Cuauhtémoc neighborhood directly north of Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s main artery. … It all started four centuries ago, when a samurai sailed to Acapulco and became the first ambassador to New Spain. Another wave of Japanese people followed suit during World War II—laying the foundation for Little Tokyo by opening Asian groceries, teppanyaki restaurants, and a Japanese Embassy in the ‘70s.

Stroll Through Mexico City’s Incredible Little Tokyo Neighborhood