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News - 11.04.2021

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COVID-19 Policies

Starting November 4, 2021, in accordance with Ordinance No. 187219 issued by the City of Los Angeles, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Subject to certain exemptions stated below, guests who appear to be 18 years of age or older must present a driver’s license, government issued ID, school or work ID, or passport, along with either a vaccination card issued by CDC or similar documentation issued by another agency, a photo of a vaccination card (both sides), documentation of vaccination from a licensed healthcare provider, or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California or another jurisdiction. California residents can visit the State of California's Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record website at and download a QR Code on a phone.

The Ordinance currently does not apply to guests under the age of 12.

A guest who does not provide proof of vaccination and who does not qualify for an exemption may be allowed to enter for brief and limited periods of time, provided that the guest wears a well-fitting mask at all times while in JAPAN HOUSE.

If JAPAN HOUSE determines that a guest has met the requirements of an exemption because of a medical condition or restriction or sincerely held religious belief, the guest may be permitted to enter by providing a photo identification and proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours.

Please refrain from visiting JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles if you or someone you have been in close contact has tested positive or experienced COVID-19 symptoms within 2 weeks. These symptoms include fever, chills, coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of smell or taste. Please refer tothe County of Los Angeles guideline for further information. 


  • Level 2 | Gallery 
    Hours        Daily 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holidays    Academy Awards Day (March 27, 2022),
                      Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
  • Free Admission   Walk-ins welcome
  • Level 5 | Library, Salon & Restaurant 
    Open for Private Events



Enhanced measures are placed to protect the health and safety for all visitors, employees, and the community.

Wear a Mask

* All guests ages 2 and up must wear a mask.

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles has implemented the below measures in its spaces: 

  • Increased sanitization and deep cleaning of gallery installations and fixtures​. 
  • Minimized exhibition touchpoints.  
  • Maximized air circulation by opening additional doors that are usually closed. 
  • Placed multiple touchless sanitization stations throughout the space. 


GBAC Star™ Accreditation
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation awarded to facilities that demonstrate the most stringent standard of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention protocols.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles has implemented required safety precautions and best practices to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. However, even if all protocols are followed it does not eliminate the inherent risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 in public spaces. By visiting JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. 

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