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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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369 E 1st St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently checked out the Japanese American National Museum after seeing the musical Allegiance featuring George Takei. The museum stands as a testament to the history of Japanese-Americans. On display are artifacts, photos and commentaries about Japanese and Japanese-American culture in the US, their socio-economic...More

Thank dod2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum, very informative, good displays, wonderful gift shop. Would go again. Senior discount.

Thank PhoenixLee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We probably were not there when the Museum is at its fullest potential - there was a relatively small, not very original exhibit of things Japanese immigrants brought with them. We were disappointed.The space is spacious and I imagine if more exhibits were being shown...More

Thank Leona F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from the many artistic and cultural features, there is a large and moving section dedicated to the WWII internment camps

Thank equally
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Informative, sad, but displayed to move you about the reality of how important it is to be well informed and not apathetic about voting for congressional members and presidents who will uphold civil rights. Rights were stripped and we can't let this happen again.

Thank tustintripper
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It took me awhile to finally see this museum, but it is a very interesting and thoughtful museum. The exhibit is very well displayed, and there is an annex across the walkway that is also part of the museum. It is a nice way to...More

Thank winenutt
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

It was great to learn about a subject that is not talked about often. Everyone should go and experience this museum and learn about the Japanese American's contribution to the US.

1  Thank Satoshi N
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

A very welcoming museum where I learnt so much about Japanese culture, where they settled and how they were interned during the war. Interesting artefacts and photos. Worth every penny. On the ground floor there is art exhibitions by Japanese artists.. one was of hanging...More

1  Thank Debbie Q
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Really nice facility, with additional exhibit and large classroom areas across the plaza. Includes a calming flowing water installation for meditation and chilling out. Fine permanent and visiting exhibits, although not particularly engaging for the viewer. Exhibits are well labelled, and there are some video...More

Thank randylee223
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

that there were Japanese internment camps all over the US or that Japanese migrated to other regions, such as Mexico or Peru, or that Japanese Americans even fought in WWII for the US. Really interesting. Learned a lot. Nice historical pieces- letters, photos, etc.

Thank lupita1868
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