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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank QueenOfCastle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 20 July 2017

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
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