Japanese American National Museum Tours
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Located in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, the Japanese American National Museum tells the story of Japanese Americans. Opened in 1992, it is the first museum in the United States dedicated to the topic.
The Japanese American National Museum hosts many changing exhibits, but Common Ground: The Heart of Community is its ongoing central exhibition. Using an assortment of objects, documents and photographs, the exhibition covers 130 years of Japanese American history. It begins with the early days of the Issei pioneers, and continues through the World War II incarceration to present day. The museum’s calendar of events is loaded with all sorts of events and programs, so be sure to check the schedule when you visit.
The Japanese American National Museum is open six days a week. It is closed on Monday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The use of public transportation is encouraged. If you’re in Downtown Los Angeles, you can take the DASH bus. Visitors can also take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District stop. Metro riders get $2 off any adult admission. Free general admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all day every third Thursday of the month.
Address: 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles 90012, USA
Hours: Tues-Wed, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm Thursday 12pm-8pm
Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $5, Students and Youth $5, Children 5 and under Free.
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Japanese American National Museum
Experience Los Angeles’s thriving Arts District on a private walking tour with a local guide. Explore downtown LA’s exciting street art scene, fashionable boutiques, intriguing galleries, and stylish restaurants and bars. Get an overview of the neighborhood’s fascinating past and learn about the colorful murals that splash across the walls of historic downtown structures. Opt for the optional upgrade and expand the tour to include neighboring Little Tokyo.
See the best of Los Angeles on a 3-hour private driving tour through the city. Hit over 30 attractions and locations including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Central Market, and City Hall. Drive through some of the city’s coolest and most diverse neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and El Pueblo and get insider tips from your informative guide.
Discover two historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles with this walking tour of Olvera Street and Little Tokyo. Follow a local guide to see landmarks like Union Station and the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical monument. Get a taste of Little Tokyo with sweet treats such as mochi and learn about local art, music, shopping, and history as you explore on foot.
Tour two of L.A.’s largest ethnic neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Tokyo, with a local guide. Learn the history of Japanese and Chinese immigrants in the city and how current policies affect the residents of these neighborhoods today. A short rail journey is required to get from one neighborhood to the other (rail fare not included).
Explore the Arts District of Los Angeles on a bike tour that provides a close look at this colorful neighborhood. Your guide leads you on a leisurely ride from the Grand Central Market to see street murals, art galleries, landmarks, museums, and other destinations that showcase the creative spirit of the district. You’ll also pass by breweries and distilleries, learn about Little Tokyo, and check out some spots on foot.
Los Angeles is a huge sprawl of a city. There’s such an overwhelming amount of amazing things to do, it can often be intimidating. This often leads to settling on mediocre, safe, run of the mill activities and tours. Whether it’s your 1st or 100th time to LA, it’s all about finding that fresh, unique experience tailored to you. Whatever your interests, we can help you plan it, book it and/or guide it! We will discuss your activity desires and put together an absolutely LEGENDARY City Adventure for you. The options are limitless. Once you are booked, we can consult to build your completely unique Go Legendary Adventure. Activity Examples: Cultural: Museums & Galleries Sports Live Music Events: Concerts, Music Venues, Under the Radar Live Music Entertainment: Studio Tours, Live Tapings, Special Movie Events, Live Theater, Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Opera, Ballet History Architecture Film Locations Shopping Neighborhoods & Amazing Houses
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Japanese American National Museum hours of operation?
Japanese American National Museum hours of operation: Tues-Wed, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm Thursday 12pm-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Japanese American National Museum?
The best ways to experience Japanese American National Museum are:
- Private Downtown Los Angeles Graffiti & Mural Walking Tour in Arts District
- Private Los Angeles Tour: All Must-See Attractions with Hotel Pick-up
- Historic Tour in Downtown LA: Olvera Street and Little Tokyo
- Chinatown & Little Tokyo Tour
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