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Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

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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. Make Japanese American National Museum a centerpiece of your Los Angeles vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Los Angeles itinerary planner.
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  • Easily accessible small museum with Interesting exhibits. Public parking across First Street. Delicious restaurants and shops nearby.  more »
  • First visit. Went specifically for the exhibit where Mr. Takei and his Husband shared their personal and Star Trek memorabilia. Very nice! Remainder of exhibits interesting as well. Check the calendar...  more »
  • Downtown Los Angeles has this gem for you to visit. Besides there are wonderful Japanese restaurants and shops. Stop to consider West Coast history and soon you will be studying the Japanese in Califo...  more »
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  • We go here every few years for a special exhibit. The George Takei and concentration camps exhibits we just saw are incredible. Lots of great places to eat across the street in Little Tokyo.
  • Always nice to learn about history. Went here on a field trip and was very intrigued. Our tour guide was so precious and she kept on going. I don't recall her name, but she gave a nice tour.
  • Doesn't look like it, but there's lots inside. Took me about 2 hours to finish looking at everything. Parking can be a bit hard to find so I recommend you come a bit early.
  • Fascinating place that is deserving of better acclaim. Exhibits are first class as is the staff. I highly recommend a visit.
  • Shimizu & Imanaka legacy. My kids love to see there ancestors. An which they came from. From there grandfather was in the camps. Doing well with what he had playing basketball etc... Many stories I've heard from both there grandpa and grandma which is also Japanese.