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Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten track, it's not a massive well-known monument, but it was a big reason our group came to Washington DC. A lot of US citizens were incarcerated during WWII, and this is a sober reminder.

Thank Royce F
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This small triangular park pays tribute to an overlooked part of US history and is quite moving. The crane sculpture is beautiful. I had only heard of the Manzanar camp, but all of the other campus were listed along with the number of people held...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I was walking from one office to the other and I saw these beautiful rocks on what look like an infinity pool. I had no idea what I was looking at and I had a little bit of time so I walked around and into...More

1  Thank psudino
Reviewed February 25, 2018

An interesting and nice place. Very nice for reflection. Very interesting monument and well represented and symbolic. A subtle art, but with a strong meaning. Worth the visit! Located close to the Union Station, almost across the street. Would be nice to see with the...More

Thank Cleyton K
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful monument to Japanese internment camps. A sad moment in US history. Little known, but close to the US Capitol.

Thank backerman12018
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Japanese Americans served with distinction in the US armed forces during World War II. This tiny memorial understates their contribution and sacrifices. It is neither grand nor garish - it is quite the opposite - but it captures in words etched in stone the debt...More

Thank JamesF4886
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This memorial is for the Japanese Americans who served as G.I's in WW11 and for there families at home in the U.S. who were detained in 10 camps throughout the U.S. even as their sons were fighting, bleeding and dying for their country. It is...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Names of Japanese internment camps comprise the memorial perimeter with a lovely pool in front and words from those who were there and those who ask forgiveness.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed June 16, 2017

If it were not for my checking TripAdvisor for "things to do in DC" recommendations this week, I would likely have never known about this beautiful, moving memorial. Being of Japanese descent, I had done reading over the years about the Japanese internment camps, so...More

Thank journeysabound
Reviewed April 17, 2017

It's sad that this memorial was only built in 2002, 57 years after the end of WWII. It's terrible that most americans these days are unaware that the americans of japanese heritage were put into concentration camps during the war, and it's devastating that people...More

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