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Japanese American National Museum

Map & Directions 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Sun,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sat 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm


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The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The founding of the Museum is a story of high hopes, remarkable achievements, frustration, and ultimately, success. Like the saga of generations of Japanese Americans, it is a story of tenacity.

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  • on 04/07/12

    I expected that this would be a good event, but it substantially exceeded my expectations. The person who led our walk was knowledgeable and experienced and shared a lot of interesting facts and information. First we very briefly toured part of the Museum itself. From there we walked to five different Buddhist temples, four of which are still being used as such. Each temple was... More >>

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  • AskMen on 01/27/11

    While you’re in Little Tokyo, head over to the Japanese American National Museum for art that won’t put you to sleep. Through February 14, JANM & Eric Nakamura present the unique show Zen Garage.

  • Los Angeles on 10/13/10

    The Japanese American National Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry

  • DowntownLA.com on 04/27/11

    Admission is FREE on Thursday evenings, 5-8pm, plus all day on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Go Metro for a 10% discount at Chado Tea Room!

  • Los Angeles on 07/14/11

    Go @metrolosangeles 2 Civic Center & visit @ChinAmerMuseum @jamuseum & stay @KyotoGrand- http://ht.ly/5DFVg

  • Melissa K. on 01/25/11

    Make sure to check out the gift shop. Lots of cute little Japanese gifts and books.

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