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Address: 1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6223-0055
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in...
A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.
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beautiful place

Excellent displays and well worth the visit! It is closed from December 1 to April 3, but unless you are ignorant, like the person who left the negative review, that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Excellent displays and well worth the visit! It is closed from December 1 to April 3, but unless you are ignorant, like the person who left the negative review, that information is clearly provided on the museum's webpage in English.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

After battling the subway and actually finding the musium I was really disappointed to find that its closed for renovation until April 2015- yet did not find any postings online to advise of this. So save yourself the trip until after April 2015

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San Jose. Ca.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Interesting display of Imari and other items, but not a must do or see I just happened to be in the area. I would not go out of my way to visit it.

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Paris, France
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

On the river, nice museum and great temporary exhibition about Imari ceramics for European palaces. For the ceramics lovers. And nice rose flowers garden and even a beer garden close to the museum!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They seem to have more porcelain than ceramic pieces.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Like most museums, you have to be open to taking time to look at art. But as long as you're a fan of museums, art, or ceramics then you're in for a treat! While relatively small, they have a wonderful permanent collection of Chinese and Korean ceramics on display. You can really get a feel for the different styles over... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you enjoy Japanese/Chinese ceramics, then this is definitely a must-see. There was a special exhibition of Arita ware during my visit, which was spectacular, but the permanent exhibits were wonderful as well. See ceramics dating back centuries, and learn about the evolution of ceramics and ceramic techniques from China to Japan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you like ceramic, the museum got a decent collection of ancient Chinese and Japanese items. Exhibitions can be seasonal, so you'll have to try your luck. Not the most sublime experience, but if you are into ceramics, then it won't be a waste of time.

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lotus themed visit with beautiful photos of the lotus flower. Excellent lighting to further enhance the beautiful ceramics. Korean, Japanese and Chinese ceramics also Persian are displayed beautifully. Each display has English descriptions so I was able to learn a great deal. I think it was under 10$ to visit and I think I read somewhere that a certain day... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We include our visit as part of our Walk along the scenic and wonderful Nakanoshima Park, one early April morning.. It is just opposite the Osaka Central Public Hall. This is a very well presented museum located 5 mins walk from Naniwabashi Station and a further walk from the Yodoyabashi Sta.(exit No.1) 淀屋橋 of Subway Midosuji line. This museum contains... More 

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