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Japanese American National Museum

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100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
(213) 625-0414 http://www.janm.org/

The Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo is the single largest museum in the United States dedicated to exploring the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry.

The museum houses a permanent collection of over permanent collection of over 60,000 unique artifacts, documents, and photographs, along with an ever-changing lineup of traveling exhibitions and special programs.


  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

The museum is also closed on Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Admission costs:

  • Adults $9
  • Seniors (62 and over) $5
  • Students and youth (6-17) with valid I.D. $5
  • Children 5 and under and JANM Members are Free

The Japanese American National Museum offers free general admission every Thursday after 5:00pm. and all day every third Thursday of the month.

For more information on planning your visit, parking, and other related considerations we recommend visiting official museum website visitor page.

Image via Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo

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January 2018

2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival

January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival

Ring in the New Year and celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on January 7, with art, food, dance & more.

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