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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%
  • 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

Nice atmosphere, Good service, The location is good, Family Friendly. The service was also excellent and we never had to ask for anything..all were enjoyed.

Thank EdwardMBreckenridge
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Simplicity and modesty are pure Japanese qualities. The Museum is very simple. All the artifacts are screaming: Japanese tend to keep it all inside. Struggle within. During WW II Japanese were treated worse than any minority in the USA. It did not break Japanese Americans....More

Thank TrottingTheGlobe5
Reviewed 9 November 2017

American Japanese have made a significant contribution to America over the past 100+ years. Consider the fact that about 120,000 Japanese Americans were illegally imprisoned during WWII, American soldiers of Japanese decent were the MOST DECORATED in the history of American warfare. Among other accomplisments,...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great museum full of history of Japanese Americans and their contributions to the tapestry of America. Come learn a thing or two from teas to oragami to anime to the ugly history of concentration camps.

Thank happycow_m00
Reviewed 16 October 2017 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

1  Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 25 September 2017 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
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