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Japanese Overseas Migration Museum

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Small museum on the Japanese emigrants to the Americas

Happened to be walking by and decided to see what it was all about. It actually was a very well... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Columbus, Indiana
Good visuals and interesting explanations

An absorbing hour can be spent here for those interested in finding out why there are fairly large... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
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Apr 23, 2018
“A great little museum not to be missed”
Nov 10, 2017
“Small museum on the Japanese emigrants to the Americas”
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2-3-1 Shinko Naka-ku | JICA Yokohama 2F, Yokohama 231-0001, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Not far (walking distance is about 15 minutes?) from the Yokohama Cruise Terminal you will find this little museum. An English speaking staff spent the whole morning with just the two of us explaining each display. Her English was excellent. The museum explains Japanese migration...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank godive123
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Happened to be walking by and decided to see what it was all about. It actually was a very well thought out museum on the emigration of Japanese to the United States and other countries in the Americas from the second half of the nineteenth...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This museum attempts to tell the story of the over 2.5 million Japanese who left their homeland to settle in Hawaii, and North, Central, and South America. Yokohama was the last port from which ships sailed on their way to America and, for example, appears...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank 95,814
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This museum had displays, pictures, and life stories of those who migrated from Yokohama to North, South America and Hawaii. It was well done and very interesting as my family also migrated from Yokohama to Los Angeles in 1960. The docent was so kind to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank JoyceL135
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Exhibition in museum are average but people working there are extra kind and makes this place more interesting. There are free guide. Special thanks to one old Sir for telling us His history when He was working for Emigration center. Thank You.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 917_ukaszw
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was a small but fascinating museum about the migration of Japanese to South America and the US. The curators have done a wonderful job of telling personal stories using mementos and letters. The museum is free and very accessible to English-reading tourists. Highly recommended...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

An absorbing hour can be spent here for those interested in finding out why there are fairly large Japanese communities in North and South America. It was noteworthy that these emigres were mainly poor students who intended to return home and sent home money. However...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This museum tells the story of the Japanese who emigrated to other lands, most particularly the US and South American countries, after the opening of Japan with the Meiji restoration. Some of the experiences related will be familiar to anyone whose ancestors emigrated to the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The JICA Museum is particular important if you have parents, grandparents, or great grandparents who left Japan to start a new life in another country. The focus is mainly in North and South America immigration. There are pictures, documents, personal objects, representation on how they...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Daba2010
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The people on duty were friendly and helpful. Some of the exhibits were somewhat interesting. However, this museum is something that you can finish in 20 minutes and hence I would say that you should go only if you are also going to the Cup...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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