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Japanese American National Museum

369 E 1st St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
+1 213-625-0414
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Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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369 E 1st St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
+1 213-625-0414
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Changing often, one can view different aspects of the Asian culture, especially how it evolved here in the U.S. Since the Japanese community is very supportive of each other and proud of their heritage both here an Japan, this museum shares actual artifacts/letters/conversations that are...More

Thank PLO528
Reviewed 5 days ago

Informative museum on the history of the Japanese in LA/USA. The temporary exhibition about the executive order to put Japanese Americans in concentration camps is also good. You can park the car on the streets around the museum. As I arrived at the museum at...More

Thank Voyagian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum exhibits the histories of Japanese Americans in the long river of america's history. I don't have much knowledge about it, so it is a good way for me to educate myself.

Thank Sherry_Geek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum offered my family some information about our heritage. What a lovely surprise to see my grandfather in one of the big displays.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here by friends, one of whom is Japanese American. She has been a volunteer at the Museum for many years, and her personal commentary added a great deal to my understanding of the history of the Japanese community in the United States....More

Thank Chloesfriend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The George Takai exhibit was so interesting. The internment barrack that had been relocated to this museum, gave me chills as I walked through it.

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Easily accessible small museum with Interesting exhibits. Public parking across First Street. Delicious restaurants and shops nearby.

Thank BestSons1969
Reviewed 28 May 2017

First visit. Went specifically for the exhibit where Mr. Takei and his Husband shared their personal and Star Trek memorabilia. Very nice! Remainder of exhibits interesting as well. Check the calendar of events online. They have different things going on all the time. We could...More

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Downtown Los Angeles has this gem for you to visit. Besides there are wonderful Japanese restaurants and shops. Stop to consider West Coast history and soon you will be studying the Japanese in California.

Thank Local1943
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A special and important place for Los Angelenos and all visitors, giving you a moving and powerful experience of the Japanese experience here.

Thank Miriyam
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