When you visit Los Angeles, it’s more than just a trip to see where movies are made. One of the great things about L.A. is that it is a melting pot and there are a wide variety of cultures that call the city home. As you venture through the city, a great way to learn more about different cultures is by exploring the various museums that are located around the area. One such museum is the Japanese American National Museum.
The Japanese American National Museum, which is located in Little Tokyo, is a testament to the unique story of Japanese Americans. Through a variety of exhibits and collections, the museum tracks the story of immigration for the Japanese people to America. In addition to the permanent displays and exhibits, the museum also does a great job of adding to the museum through engaging items such as documentaries, art exhibits, and artifacts from the internment camps that were created during WWII. The museum also holds various family friendly events throughout the year that are open to the public. One such event is a two day workshop on creating mandals. Click here to see the museum’s calendar of events.
You’ll find the Japanese American National Museum located at 100 North Central Ave in Little Tokyo. The museum is also conveniently located right by the Little Tokyo/Arts District stop on the Gold Line. Go Metro and save money while also helping the environment. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday from 11am -5pm. The museum is open on Thursdays from 12pm - 8pm. Additionally, final visitor admission are allowed up to 30 minutes before closing. Be sure to also stop by the impressive gift store where you can purchase unique souvenirs to remember your time exploring the Little Tokyo area!