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Japanese American Museum of San José - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

535 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA

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About Japanese American Museum of San José

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American history. The farming project collected family histories, historical photographs, private memoirs and other unpublished documents and led to the development of a curriculum package on Japanese American history, which was adopted for use by the San Jose Unified and East Side Union High School Districts.


Attractions Near Japanese American Museum of San José

Guadalupe River Park
Guadalupe River Park0.99km from Japanese American Museum of San José

This is an open space with Beautiful scenery and colorful history await.The Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Step away from the river to find the more peaceful areas. Explore 13 miles of hike and bike trails. Trails range from the 2.86-mile Painted Bunting Trail to the 0.3 Mile River Overlook Trail, which leads you to a scenic overlook of the river.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph1.52km from Japanese American Museum of San José

This is a massive Roman Catholic church in downtown San Jose, the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose, California, with the distinction of a minor basilica. It is listed as a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The basilica is named for Saint Joseph, patron saint of the Catholic Church and namesake of San Jose, California.

San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose Museum of Art1.57km from Japanese American Museum of San José

The San José Museum of Art is a modern and contemporary art museum in downtown San Jose, California. This is the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County, serving over 45,000 children per year. The permanent collection focuses on contemporary art by US West Coast artists, with a growing emphasis on art of the Pacific Rim. The collection includes more than 2,600 artworks in a variety of media including sculpture, paintings, prints, digital media, photographs, and drawings.

Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Plaza de Cesar Chavez1.7km from Japanese American Museum of San José
The Tech Interactive
The Tech Interactive1.8km from Japanese American Museum of San José

The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose. On the lower level there is a complex multi-story sculpture titled Origin, inside a 45-foot-tall cylindrical tower. The artwork portrays relationships among art, technology, and natural resources of the earth. Near the entrance to the building, there is Science on a Roll, a popular rolling ball sculpture by George Rhoads.

MACLA
MACLA2.26km from Japanese American Museum of San José

This is a contemporary arts space focused on the Chicano and Latino experience and history, located in the SoFA district at 510 South First Street in San Jose, California. The museum was founded in 1989, in order to encourage civic dialog and social equity. The current programming includes visual art, performing and literary arts, youth arts education, and a community art program. The space has two performing arts spaces, a gallery and the MACLA Castellano Playhouse.

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