|The Japanese-American National Museum, founded in 1985 and opened in 1992, is expressly dedicated to sharing the multifaceted contributions of Japanese-Americans through their highly-refined material culture. The institution also offers the public an opportunity to experience the meaning and value of ethnicity within the larger context of our nations extraordinary diversity by celebrating Japanese heritage through public exhibitions and educational programs.
The first Japanese-American National Museum was housed in former Buddhist temple, built in 1925. Then, in 1999, a new 30,000 square foot museum opened across from this original site. Future construction plans include a Pavilion that will expand the Museum exhibition space by over 100,000 square feet.
Location: 369 E. First Street
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm Thursday: 10am-8pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New YearOs Day