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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0005, Japan
+81 6-6223-0055
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Ranked #15 of 224 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.

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San Jose. Ca.
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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111 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a small but good museum of oriental ceramics tracing historical timelines. Not only are the exhibits good and historically interesting, the method with which natural lighting is brought into the showcases is very noteworthy. At the time of my visit, there was a theme of lotus in the ceramic artefacts: both ceramic and photographic. Very well matched.

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New York City, New York
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As most of people acknowledge, the ceramics are derived out of Far East or Asian Culture, hence if you would like to see some real interesting and breath taking ceramic design and styles you should pay a visit to this specific museum. You can find some ceramics to buy at your own budget here.

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