Featured Exhibit

During WWII some 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed and incarcerated. They were placed into temporary "Assembly Centers" then desolate camps in the interior of the United States.

535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone (408) 294-3138
FAX (408) 294-1657


Hours of Operation

Museum: Thursday through Sunday, 12 - 4 pm
*Closed for the Holidays: Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day

JAMsj Members: Free
Adults: $8 
Seniors (65 and older with valid ID): $5
Students (with valid ID): $5
Children (under 5): Free    
Active Military & Family: Free
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH): Free (with valid ID)

Blue Star Museum Member  

JAMsj is a Blue Star Museum Member and offers military personnel and their families complimentary admission to the museum. This is JAMsj's way to thank the men and women who serve in the U.S. military to defend our country.

Transportation and Parking
VTA light rail (Japantown/Ayer station) and from VTA Bus Lines 61 or 62
There is limited parking at the museum, and metered and non-metered parking throughout San Jose’s Japantown.