A $9.00 value, FREE with your Go Los Angeles Card!
Located in the heart of downtown LA’s Little Tokyo Historic District, the Japanese American National Museum is nationally and internationally recognized for its commitment to explore the meaning of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Its ongoing core exhibition, Common Ground: The Heart of Community, chronicles over 150 years of Japanese American history from the early days of the Issei (first-generation) pioneers through the WWII incarceration to the present. The National Museum also presents art and cultural exhibitions, dynamic public programs, an award-winning Museum Store, and the Hirasaki National Resource Center, a self-directed educational experience connecting visitors with the Museum’s wealth of resources documenting Japanese American culture.
HoursTuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am–5:00 pm; Free every Thursday, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm; and all day every third Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
ClosingsMondays Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day New Year’s Day July 4th All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Redemption InstructionsIncluded general museum admission with the Go Los Angeles Card. Excludes special events and exhibits.
Address369 E. First St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Driving Directions101 Freeway south, exit Los Angeles Street; turn right off the freeway onto Los Angeles Street, and turn left onto First Street. The museum is located on the left-hand side. 101 Freeway north, exit Alameda Street turn left onto Alameda Street, and right onto First Street. The museum is located on the right-hand side. Public parking lots available off First and Central.
Public TransportationMetro: The museum is easily accessible by public transportation via MetroLink (Gold Line) and MTA and Dash bus routes.