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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.
Henderson, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worthwhile”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

If you want to try something different with family in LA. Stay and play in Little Tokyo for 2 days. Japanese American Museum very interesting bc, it focuses on japanese immigration and experience which is a major contributor to this motley fabric of US society. As usual something that is glossed over in high school history books.

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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Fontana, California
1 review
“Gem in Los Angeles”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I have been twice to this cultural icon in Los Angeles. The photos and narration provide a part of history never told in our history. As a proud American of Mexican descent, I am reminded of stories my parents told me. I can relate to some of the humiliation of racism but not the internment camps. You can see the importance of families and their values in the photos. I know that this museum provides a constant reminder of the value of Japanese Americans. Truly a gem.

Visited November 2013
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Oak View, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A museum worth seeing”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The exhibits in this museum are excellent. There is Perseverance which is a Japanese Tattoo exhibit at the museum until September. There is also one on the internment of the Japanese Americans and another on baseball. Very different subjects extremely well done. Their gift shop is beautiful. Definitely worth going to.

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Special Shows”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The permanent collection is small but it's the special expositions that are always very pertinent and exciting. I also love the Chado Tea room that is on the premises.

Visited June 2013
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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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