Located across from the moat of the Osaka Castle Park, the modern style museum building has some great views of the castle. The exhibits inside explore Osaka's evolution - cultural, social, technological - from ancient to modern times. Each floor is themed after a specific period in the city's 1400 year old history. Highlights include a miniature recreations of the Naniwanomiya Palace and shopping arcades during the Showa Period. The journey from bottom to top is utterly fascinating. The lower floors have a restaurant and shop.
- Disabled accessible.
- You should rent the English language audio guide.
- 540 yen for adult groups of 20+
- High School and University Students : 400yen (360 yen for groups of 20+)
- Elementary and Junior High School: Free
- Tuesday (if Tuesday is a national holiday, closed next day ) 28 December - 4 January.
- Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
- Chuo Line, Tanimachi Line stop Tanimachiyonchome Station.
- Nagahoritsurumiryokuchi Line, Chuo Line stop Morinomiya Station.
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9.21% of people who visit Osaka include Osaka Museum Of History in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
61.47% of people start their Osaka Museum Of History visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Osaka Museum Of History
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I loved learning about the history of Japan in this over 7 floor museum. Each floor spoke about a different time and era of Japan and it felt like you were actually travelling through time as you made your way down each level. I especially loved the small models they had of the imperial palaces as well as the old towns and houses which depicted how the people used to live. Some of the artworks and clothing and artifacts were also preserved from at least a hundred years ago. If you love learning about Japanese history this is a fantastic place to go to. I had an amazing start to the day at the museum before making my way to the Osaka castle.
A very interesting exhibition on the history of Osaka was in the main floor and is attached to a gorgeous example of Euro-Japanese architecture. A fairly substantial number of good quality restaurants also exist within the building and easy walking distance.
Good value for money with about 2 hours of exhibits to walk through if you don't rush it. Ammenties are excellent and the staff were very enthusiastic to help. We had a memorable moment with the town centre diorama and an elderly guide who described interesting and quirky bits of the scene that might have escaped first notice. Try to spot all 7 cats! More english translations would make this even better.
Worth a visit. The overall experience from entering to leaving the space was fantastic. Exhibitions were interesting and the museum provide a good view of the Osaka Castle.
A fun museum with a lot of interactive elements. Fun for the kids at heart:)