AAA Editor Notes
Japanese American Museum of San Jose is at 535 N. Fifth St., between Jackson and Empire sts. It focuses on the Japanese American experience in the Greater Bay Area from immigration during the early 1900s to the present. Photographs and memorabilia chronicle economic and social adaptations to life in the Santa Clara Valley as well as a forced removal during World War II.
In addition to an authentic replica of a barracks room that served as living quarters for Japanese Americans incarcerated during the war, exhibits include vintage vehicles and farm equipment. Knowledgeable docents can answer questions and provide background information.
Street parking in the vicinity is limited; public parking lots are within walking distance.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.