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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 4 days ago

This museum is a hidden gem - but should not be missed. The exhibits are simple, direct and informative. There is a lot of information, presented in a way that helps you learn and makes you think. There are a lot of items and videos...More

Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy visiting this museum and the changing exhibits they have. There's easy parking in an adjacent lot and a wonderful teahouse attached thereto. Also the museum shop is very interesting. It's unique and well done.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Angeles is home to one of the largest and most vibrant Japanese American communities in the U.S. I have watched this museum develop through the years and it is now a world class museum. Afterwards, you can explore the neighborhood and immerse yourself in...More

Thank LocalLALALocal
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're planning to visit Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo, include an hour or more for a visit to this beautiful museum located just steps away. Dedicated to the history of Japanese Americans, it includes poignant exhibits about the internment experience during WWII. There...More

Thank D-KfromMAUI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Artifacts/exhibits, pre/post WW2, hands on-origami area. Many near-by places to eat/try traditional food/pastries. Permanent and traveling exhibits. Staff and volunteers have great personal stories to share-book store available. Centrally located in downtown LA and close to many other sites to visit during ur LA city...More

Thank Ahsojack
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 July 2017

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 4 July 2017 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 28 June 2017

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
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