Fodor's Expert Review Japanese American National Museum

Downtown Los Angeles Museum/Gallery
Japanese-American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.Take the Metro and get $2 off general admission and a 10% discount at adjoining Chado Tea Room.


Quick Facts

100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, California  90012, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $12; free Thurs. 5–8, Closed Mon.

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