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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

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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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Nice Collection

Various displays of Korean, Chinese and Japanese pottery. Nicely curated and pleasant environment. Not mobbed by tourists. Limited English information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Various displays of Korean, Chinese and Japanese pottery. Nicely curated and pleasant environment. Not mobbed by tourists. Limited English information.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics should be a magnet for art-lovers from anywhere. The ancient ceramic objects it displays are in many cases unique and in all cases quite wonderful. I guess there are people in the world that are immune to the often-austere but always aesthetically stunning ceramics of China, Korea and Japan, and such people would find this... More 

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Collection is very fine. But it is much smaller than I expected. It is possible to see everything in less than an hour. But worth the trip.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This stylish museum, which was founded in 1982, is in perfect harmony with the greenery of Nakanoshima Park. Housed and displayed here are over 6,000 items from China and Korea, including works of art designated as national treasures and important cultural assets. Among them are the Ataka Collection of Chinese and Korean ceramics and the Rhee Byung-Chang Collection of Korean... More 

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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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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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Additional Information about Museum of Oriental Ceramics

Address: 1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6223-0055
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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