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“JANM”

Japanese American National Museum
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Ranked #34 of 559 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans.
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“JANM”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Well worth the time and effort for a day visit. You will see various items from the Japanese American History from early days to the present. Art classes for families. Tea room. Library. It's a great little place to visit. I've been a member for years.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“90 Minutes Well Spent”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

As you tour downtown Los Angeles, spare an hour and a half to learn about the Japanese American experience, particularly here in Los Angeles. The Museum does a first rate, "Smithsonian" type display of artifacts and photos describing the history of Japanese Americans and other Asian American communities in the U.S. but primarily in Southern CA.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Could Be Better”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is truly a lovely little museum, but you really need to do your own research about the exhibits before you go to really appreciate them. The venue seems to target a Japanese American audience exclusively, rather than reaching out to the wider Los Angeles community. On the plus side, it is right in the midst of Little Tokyo and near the Metro Gold Line. Great food and shopping, and fun place to people watch.

Visited October 2013
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needham,ma
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Japanese Museum in Los Angeles”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Beautiful museum and if you are interested in learning about the interment of the Japanese during WW11 the exhibit is extraordinary. Also just across the street is Little Tokyo and a great place for lunch or shopping. Also this area seemed very safe.

Visited March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Informative and sobering”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Great photos and amazing documentation of the Japanese Americans history, some of the pieces brought tears to my eyes.

Visited May 2013
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