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Japanese American National Museum

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Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans.
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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 4 days ago

Take a tour of the museum and be sure to visit the Hapa Exhibit, very moving and the longitudinal project is well done. Whether you're Hapa or not, go on a Saturday, take a polaroid and contribute a personal reflection on your identity.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scheduled our sightseeing to take advantage of many free offers and found ourselves at this museum on the third Thursday of September. This museum has informative displays about the Japanese in America and provides at some length facts about the internment of Japanese-Americans in...More

Thank joan632015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice museum in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. While it isn't very large it covers the experience of the ethnic group when it came to America. The admission price is inexpensive and even has a Metro discount. There is a...More

Thank Reed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have been here for a class,and for a few events, it has a beautiful Japanese Garden, with lights at night,great food,good venue,different and semi-outdoors ,great ambiance

Thank Dolores G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I have been to this Museum a couple of times, Every time I go, The staff is really friendly and helpful!! I like to go when they have some type of social gatherings going on or special events. A very homely and comfortable place!!! Great...More

Thank David R
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This is a must see for all of us interested in CA history. I enjoyed seeing all the ways Japanese culture, traditions, and hard work have contributed to our shared CA and national experience. The permanent exhibit reminded me of the long standing and rich...More

Thank 1dudley
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I first visited a couple of years ago when an exhibit of 'camp life' in the WWII internment camps of California was organized. I was born in Ventura in 1946 and went to school in a rural area. Several of my classmates' parents and grandparents...More

Thank June L
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Everyone should take a trip to the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, especially now owing to our government's current stance on immigration. One of the exhibits highlights the trials and successes of Japanese Americans during their disastrous and unconscionable imprisonment, without due process,...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Very good museum with an important lesson for all Americans. More so, there was an exhibit in the special gallery about the Muslim experience in America that was very good and thought-provoking as well. Well-done all around, and worth a few hours of your time...More

Thank Phil D
Reviewed August 10, 2018

my daughter is married to a very wonderfull japanese gentleman, we got so interested with there culture and the history and the museum sort of help you learn about that culture

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