Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

4.5
View more than 130 years of Japanese American history at Japanese American National Museum, housing a huge photo and artifact collection. Browse a moving image archive, which shows home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. Follow Japanese American lifestyles, from the Issei to immigration to the United States and World War II internment. Before you leave, have a little refreshment in the tea room. Plan to visit Japanese American National Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Los Angeles attractions using our Los Angeles trip planner .
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  • This is a very well-laid out museum with various multi-media and artifacts about the four generations of Japanese immigrants to America. There are some early artifacts from various fields of work that...  more »
  • Don’t expect Sanrio or anime when you come to this Smithsonian affiliate: the Japanese American National Museum is a reminder of the unthinkable discrimination Japanese Americans faced before and duri...  more »
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  • Incredible experience and I plan to visit again. Their history exhibit about California, WWII, and Hawaii was emotional and movie. The current Japanese toy collection currently through July 2019 was really fun and interactive and better than I expected. Third Thursday of every month is free. Every Thursday after 5pm (extended hours on Thursdays till 8pm) is FREE! I highly recommend visiting there. It's also right across the street from the Gold Line's Little Tokyo station.
  • Highly recommend visiting the Japanese American National Museum when you are in LA. The museum does a great job of telling the story of Japanese Americans in the United States. The main exhibit covers the history of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans with great overviews, pictures, artifacts, primary quotes and curated perspective. The museum staff is also wonderful. We especially enjoyed Marvin Inouye and his story telling.
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