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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 good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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

A very welcoming museum where I learnt so much about Japanese culture, where they settled and how they were interned during the war. Interesting artefacts and photos. Worth every penny. On the ground floor there is art exhibitions by Japanese artists.. one was of hanging...More

Thank Debbie Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice facility, with additional exhibit and large classroom areas across the plaza. Includes a calming flowing water installation for meditation and chilling out. Fine permanent and visiting exhibits, although not particularly engaging for the viewer. Exhibits are well labelled, and there are some video...More

Thank randylee223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

that there were Japanese internment camps all over the US or that Japanese migrated to other regions, such as Mexico or Peru, or that Japanese Americans even fought in WWII for the US. Really interesting. Learned a lot. Nice historical pieces- letters, photos, etc.

Thank lupita1868
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I am in LA, I always try to fit in a stop at this very beautiful and very important museum. For some background, my father was sent to an internment camp during World War 2. His only crime was that he was born of...More

Thank mt188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main part of this museum deals with the relocation during WWII of thousands of AMERICAN CITIZENS to internment concentration camps in the United States because they were of Japanese descent. You will be amazed at the exhibits - the construction of the camps, the...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice location in little Tokyo, very good main hall for events. no real parking at this facility and the others around it can fill up

Thank Douglas William M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The JANM is a gem. Exhibit, lectures, workshops and programs are unique and beautiful. Many are free and very interesting. The gift shop has unique and brilliant jewelry, handbags, clothing, books and special gifts, cards and art. You will be amazed and awestruck at the...More

Thank annhW1123AF
Reviewed 4 January 2018

There are varying displays, but the museum does focus on the internment of Americans of Japanese descent by the US during WW2 and the heroic stories of the Japanese-American soldiers who fought and died for the US in WW2.

Thank Parrish H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A great place for family weekend activity, cost is minimal only you have to pay for parking but lots of restaurant around for hungry families

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 20 December 2017

One of the best museums in Los Angeles. It is all about the Japanese culture and how it has affected Los Angeles and the west coast. It is recommended with high marks by me. Please visit you will learn much about this culture.

Thank wa6flr
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