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National Japanese American Memorial

Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This memorial is for the Japanese Americans who served as G.I's in WW11 and for there families at home in the U.S. who were detained in 10 camps throughout the U.S. even as their sons were fighting, bleeding and dying for their country. It is...More

Thank travellingman1352
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Names of Japanese internment camps comprise the memorial perimeter with a lovely pool in front and words from those who were there and those who ask forgiveness.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 16 June 2017

If it were not for my checking TripAdvisor for "things to do in DC" recommendations this week, I would likely have never known about this beautiful, moving memorial. Being of Japanese descent, I had done reading over the years about the Japanese internment camps, so...More

Thank journeysabound
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It's sad that this memorial was only built in 2002, 57 years after the end of WWII. It's terrible that most americans these days are unaware that the americans of japanese heritage were put into concentration camps during the war, and it's devastating that people...More

1  Thank mangosong
Reviewed 28 March 2017

In case anyone forgets, here stands a memorial to Japanese Americans' internment during World War II. Names of the camps are etched in stone surrounding the Memorial, which right now is totally stunning and fittingly surrounded by blooming cherry trees. Very moving. An important historical...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We actually didn't intend to stop at this memorial but were walking by on our way to Unioj Station so decided to walk through it. It tells the story of a prettY dark time in US history and it seems to be a pretty honest...More

Thank missyh606
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Don't fail to visit this memorial, across the street from the mall, especially if, like me, you never learned about the Japanese Internment in school. A sculpture of two cranes escaping from barbed wire is surrounded by the names and populations of the internment camps....More

Thank Gabrielle L
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The official name for this site should be "The Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II". The Japanese American Memorial is located with in walking distance from the Capitol and Union Station. Visitors who come to visit this area should add the memorial...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This was beautiful sight and Memorial. We all know how great and beautiful the Lincoln, Washington, and WW2 memorial are, but this one is great too. A little isolated closer to the capital. It is a great site! Highly recommended if your near union station...More

1  Thank Jake S
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visited this memorial during Cherry Blossom. It's such calm cozy place. The memorial bell (by Paul Matisse) doesn't work though. Wished could hear its sound.

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