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Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

4.6
#16 of 41 in Museums in 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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  • This museum is a hidden gem - but should not be missed. The exhibits are simple, direct and informative. There is a lot of information, presented in a way that helps you learn and makes you think. The...  more »
  • I enjoy visiting this museum and the changing exhibits they have. There's easy parking in an adjacent lot and a wonderful teahouse attached thereto. Also the museum shop is very interesting. It's uniq...  more »
  • Los Angeles is home to one of the largest and most vibrant Japanese American communities in the U.S. I have watched this museum develop through the years and it is now a world class museum. Afterwards...  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.
  • Obviously not inflating the rating here, its a very good museum for Japanese Americans. Primarily for SoCal residents.

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