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Japanese American National Museum

  • 100 North Central Ave. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Japanese-American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Published 06/07/2016

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What was it like to grow up on a sugar plantation in Hawaii? How difficult was life for Japanese Americans interned in concentration camps during World War II? These questions are addressed by changing exhibitions at this museum in Little Tokyo that also include fun tributes to anime and Hello Kitty. Volunteer docents are on hand to share their own stories and experiences. The museum occupies its original site in a renovated 1925 Buddhist temple and an 85,000-square-foot adjacent pavilion.

Sight Information


100 North Central Ave., off E. 1st St., Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States

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Website: www.janm.org

Sight Details:

  • $9
  • Tues.–Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 11–5, Thurs. noon–8

Published 06/07/2016


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