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Japanese American National Museum

Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
369 E 1st St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
+1 213-625-0414
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Reviewed today

I first visited a couple of years ago when an exhibit of 'camp life' in the WWII internment camps of California was organized. I was born in Ventura in 1946 and went to school in a rural area. Several of my classmates' parents and grandparents...More

Thank June L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone should take a trip to the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, especially now owing to our government's current stance on immigration. One of the exhibits highlights the trials and successes of Japanese Americans during their disastrous and unconscionable imprisonment, without due process,...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good museum with an important lesson for all Americans. More so, there was an exhibit in the special gallery about the Muslim experience in America that was very good and thought-provoking as well. Well-done all around, and worth a few hours of your time...More

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 1 week ago

my daughter is married to a very wonderfull japanese gentleman, we got so interested with there culture and the history and the museum sort of help you learn about that culture

Thank rcncontroller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum shows the history of Japanese immigrants on the west coast. It showed how by their hard work and cooperative actions they prospered in this new country. This did not go well with some Americans who created a backlash in taking away some of...More

Thank Margi102014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this museum! The exhibits are thorough and the docents are amazing...people who went though the discrimination and de-humanizing degradation of what was one of our darkest national moments.

Thank David G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Japanese American National Museum is located in the Japanese American community in downtown Los Angeles. The collections have a unique home within a home. Visitors will appreciate the roots of a vibrant community and how family matters to everyone.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

A great place to learn about the struggles of the Japanese migrants to the US, particularly the shame of their internment during the Second World War. Excellent treatment of the Nisei of the 42nd Regimental Combat Team (and many of their families) who, despite the...More

Thank MeredithAussie
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This was quite small. Literally take about 30 minutes to walk around. Interesting exhibits on the Japanese in the US. Tell them you're a student and it's free.

Thank ChavSanti
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We knew that Japanese residents of the US, some American citizens as well, were descriminated against after the US declared on Japan. Here you learn the story of the Japanese who migrated to the US looking for work, their struggles to bring their families to...More

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