2. Little Tokyo, 10th Street to St. Mark’s Place, between 3rd Avenue and Avenue A

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Japanese immigrants never really settled together in any one area in New York City like immigrants from China and Taiwan, but one of the most concentrated areas of Japanese businesses in New York is centered around 9th Street, scattered in between vintage boutiques and residential buildings. Sit down for exotic desserts at the adorable Cha-An tea house on 9th Street, or go to St. Mark’s Place for the most interesting hot dog you’ll ever have at Japadog. The streets are also abundant with Japanese hair salons, spas, massage places, and grocery stores.