Not Just for Dodgers Games! Discover the Joys of Los Angeles (PR)

With spring break over, it’s about time many of you start planning your Golden Week and summer vacations.

How about considering the American West Coast’s Los Angeles, which is rapidly becoming a popular destination for family trips, thanks to the successes of Japanese Major Leaguers and a plethora of family-friendly attractions?

Enjoy Los Angeles Dodgers Games at Dodger Stadium

With the Major League Baseball season underway, the Los Angeles Dodgers games, featuring players like Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, are a must-see for Japanese fans.

Dodger Stadium, opened in 1962, is the third oldest stadium in the world, located in downtown Los Angeles. Accessible from Union Station and Harbor Gateway Transit Center with free shuttle buses, Uber, and shared bikes.

For ticket purchases, the official website is recommended. You can filter by seat position and price, and after paying by credit card, you can receive the ticket via the “MLB Ballpark” app and enter by just showing the ticket. For those who are anxious about the language, there are travel products including tickets and transportation offered by travel agencies. Note, backpacks, bags, and large wallets are not allowed, but bags of a certain size are permitted.

Special giveaways on game days are also a point of interest. Plans include Shohei Ohtani bobblehead dolls on May 16 and August 28, a Yoshinobu Yamamoto bobblehead doll on June 13, a Shohei Ohtani hat on July 22, and a Shohei Ohtani shirt on September 21.

The “Dodger Dog,” the soul food of Dodgers games, sells millions annually and tops sales among MLB stadiums. This year, the Japanese “Tsukiji Gindaco” takoyaki chain opened, offering “Cheese & Salsa,” “Cheese & Guacamole,” and “Tempura & Sweet Soy Sauce” takoyaki (each priced at $13.99)—a must-try.

The fact that Dodgers Stadium Tours are now available in Japanese is great news for baseball fans. Combining a tour with watching a game is also recommended. Parking is free until four hours before the game.

Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s Favorite, ‘In N Out’

Famous for being the favorite of players like Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the hamburger chain ‘In N Out’ offers the taste of authentic burgers.

Founded in 1948, ‘In N Out’ prides itself on fresh-made meals. The menu is simple: the “DOUBLE-DOUBLE” with two patties and two slices of American cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, along with cheeseburger and hamburger options. The most popular choice is the combo meal with “DOUBLE-DOUBLE,” French fries, and a drink. Enjoy it while it’s hot.

In downtown Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo, a massive mural of Shohei Ohtani at the Miyako Hotel is a must-see. The 45-meter-tall, 18-meter-wide mural was painted solo by artist Robert Vargas. With a specific website, you can see animations of Ohtani pitching and batting by scanning a code.

Fun All Day at ‘Universal Studios Hollywood’

Los Angeles isn’t just about baseball. Spend an entire day filled with action-packed entertainment at ‘Universal Studios Hollywood.’

As one of the oldest and most famous movie studios since its opening in 1915, it became a theme park in 1964 where guests could see real stages and sets.

The ‘Studio Tour,’ allowing you to peek behind the scenes of famous movies and TV shows such as ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Jaws,’ offers an experience only available in Hollywood. And with ‘Super Nintendo World’ opened in February 2023, dive into the world of ‘Mario Kart.’

Getting Close to the Iconic ‘Hollywood Sign’

When thinking of Hollywood, many picture the Hollywood Sign located on Mount Lee. A tour that takes you close to that sign from the city exists.

The 90-minute, family-friendly tour walks you through picturesque trails to right below the sign. Accompanying guides provide entertaining knowledge about Los Angeles and Hollywood, and help with photography. Offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Los Angeles area.

Comfortable Travel to Los Angeles with American Airlines’ Premium Economy

For a baseball game in Los Angeles, choose American Airlines’ Premium Economy.

Enjoy a smooth experience with priority check-in, expedited security lanes, and boarding. The wide, leather seats come with adjustable headrests and extendable footrests. Comfort during the flight is enhanced with amenities from Shinola and D.S. & Durga, along with pillows and blankets produced in collaboration with Casper. Delight in chef-designed meals and complimentary beer, wine, and spirits, making the trip to Los Angeles fly by. Priority baggage delivery lets you quickly head into the city.

American Airlines operates two daily flights from Tokyo/Haneda to Los Angeles. Its partner, Japan Airlines (JAL), also operates three daily flights from Tokyo/Haneda, Tokyo/Narita, and Osaka/Kansai to Los Angeles.

Award tickets for Premium Economy can now be exchanged using miles from American Airlines’ AAdvantage and JAL’s Mileage Bank. For your next trip, opt for American Airlines’ Premium Economy to Los Angeles! (PR: Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, American Airlines)

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