Japanese Overseas Migration Museum

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Japanese Overseas Migration Museum
Japanese Overseas Migration Museum

Located in one of the emigrant ships’ departure cities of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum was opened in Yokohama City in 2002 to educate the public about the history of Japanese migration overseas, the roles played by migrants and their contributions to Japan and the countries they emigrated to. Because one of JICA’s predecessor organizations played a part in post-war migration programs for Latin America, this exhibition focuses primarily on migration to Latin America as well as earlier migrant destinations such as Hawaii and elsewhere in North America.

To commemorate its 20th year, the exhibition was partly updated in April 2022 to reflect the experiences of people of Japanese descent and the diversification of their community in recent years, as well as making the exhibition accessible and enjoyable for all by incorporating an audio guide, braille blocks, braille captions, and more tactile exhibits.

Japanese Overseas Migration Museum is located on the 2nd floor of JICA Yokohama in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. In addition to Japanese Overseas Migration Museum, JICA Yokohama also has an exhibition and experience area, a restaurant with a view of the sea, and more.



Minato Mirai 21 / Sakuragi-cho

Opening Hours

10:00~18:00(Admission 17:30)
*Closed Mondays. If Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be closed on the next non-holiday instead.


JICA Yokohama 2nd Floor, 3-1, Shinko 2-chome, Naka-ku, Yokohama City



Closest Railway Station

15-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station
8-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (Minato Mirai Line)
2-minute walk from Unga Park cable car terminal after first arriving at Sakuragicho Station
2-minute walk from Hammerhead at the Pier Line city bus stop after first arriving at Sakuragicho Station



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