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Japanese American National Museum

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Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans.
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369 E 1st St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
+1 213-625-0414
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

This museum does a great job telling the story of the Japanese American experience in the US - they also have a couple of special exhibition spaces, which offer exhibitions that may be related to the JA experience in some way. It is a beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ImekaSF
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I hit is right on family day, Sunday, Nov. 10 and it was free. The exterior of the building is interesting. There was an historical exhibit about the assimilation of Japanese immigrants into the United States .I loved the small Japanese garden area and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Don’t waste your time to see this place. Outside of building nice but it kinds of board. Not interesting. I’d leather go to another place and spent time. Parking bad, muesum was board

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank serendipityall
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Take a tour of the museum and be sure to visit the Hapa Exhibit, very moving and the longitudinal project is well done. Whether you're Hapa or not, go on a Saturday, take a polaroid and contribute a personal reflection on your identity.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We scheduled our sightseeing to take advantage of many free offers and found ourselves at this museum on the third Thursday of September. This museum has informative displays about the Japanese in America and provides at some length facts about the internment of Japanese-Americans in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a nice museum in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. While it isn't very large it covers the experience of the ethnic group when it came to America. The admission price is inexpensive and even has a Metro discount. There is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Reed S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

i have been here for a class,and for a few events, it has a beautiful Japanese Garden, with lights at night,great food,good venue,different and semi-outdoors ,great ambiance

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dolores G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have been to this Museum a couple of times, Every time I go, The staff is really friendly and helpful!! I like to go when they have some type of social gatherings going on or special events. A very homely and comfortable place!!! Great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a must see for all of us interested in CA history. I enjoyed seeing all the ways Japanese culture, traditions, and hard work have contributed to our shared CA and national experience. The permanent exhibit reminded me of the long standing and rich...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1dudley
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank June L
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parking along the streets in the area as well as both structure and surface lot parking within a few blocks