Japanese American National MuseumJapanese American National Museum

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    Famous in LA area only.
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Interesting museum about the complex history of the Japanese Americans.

My experience, Explo description: 

As of the last census in 1990, there were 847,562 people of Japanese ethnicity in the United States, up 18% from the 1980 total. The Japanese ethnic community makes up 3.4% of the total American population.
This museum deals particularly with a difficult period for this population : the second world war, from the camps to the prestigious 100th and 442nd Japanese American battalions...

My personal recommendations: 

The museum is located in Little Tokyo. Thus, go to visit it on week ends and particularly on sundays : the district is very crowded, with many animations.

How getting there: 

By car.
Beware : car parks in LA central district are really expensive ($30-40/day). On week ends, small car parks at Little Tokyo offer advantageous rates, with for instance flat rates about $4-5/day.

A tip to eat: 

Eat in Little Tokyo.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 11 AM to 5 PM
Thursday : 11 AM to 8 PM
Closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Final visitor admissions take place thirty minutes before closing.

Entry fees: 

Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 and over) $5.00
Students (with ID) and Children (6-17) $4.00


369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
phone : 213.625.0414