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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 good35%
  • Average6%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Until today, I'd never been. I was most excited to see the exhibit Transpacific Borderlands which is one of many exhibits around town at various museums that is part of Pacific Standard Time, the celebration of Latin America in (and around) Los Angeles. It did...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a little gem. We went to visit one exhibit and found everything to be worthwhile. The Gift shop is worth a trip by itself!

Thank jaj93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum mainly covering the Japanese injustice during the second world war. Nice exhibits and there was a volunteer docent who was very knowledgeable. Allow time to visit the 442nd go for broke exhibit across the walkway. We didn't have time so it will take...More

Thank BobandMargie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum more or less by chance due to it's location next the Chai tea house. celebrating my Mom's birthday with high Tea at Chai this was a good add on.

Thank Ingrid651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Little Tokyo, in Los Angeles, the Japanese American Museum offers a beautiful setting for both historical information and current speakers. The exhibits provide meaningful and heart-wrenching perspectives on difficult times in American history when the Japanese faced horrific racist internment and...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This place is a must see. I love the fact that it is centrally located in Little Tokyo and right across the Gold Line Metro station. After spending a day at the museum, you can walk over to Little Tokyo for fun entertainment, visit several...More

Thank elenavC4846PE
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was a nice surprise. Lots of great history and exhibits--very educational. Sometimes special temporary exhibits.

Thank QueenOfCastle
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If, like me, you were born long after World War II and have no knowledge of that time beyond stories, books and movies, then you probably don't know as much as we all should about Manzanar and the other camps the US government forced some...More

Thank Skylark414
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Came with friends on a bus from San Diego, Ca and we had a ball. It was Nisei week and they had all sorts of great exhibits and interactive activities. Teaching about history and culture in a fun and engaging way. We took two teens...More

Thank Shallwe_danceuai
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

1  Thank kindeltfamily
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