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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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the museum is very small, but the entry fees is kind of bit expensive. someof the exhibits are too lame. i think they should improve to amazed more people and to attract more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

the museum is very small, but the entry fees is kind of bit expensive. someof the exhibits are too lame. i think they should improve to amazed more people and to attract more people to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Although the admission is pricey from my point of view this is a gem of a museum, with a comprehensive coverage of Japanese ceramics and their relationships with Chinese and Korean ceramicists. The Hideyoshi invasions of Korea also involved the wholesale abduction of Korean ceramicists, and Hideyoshi himself was a great connoisseur of ceramics. Located in Nakanoshima, which literally means... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Only came here after having breakfast with a friend who was working nearby. Didnt expect too much and was disappointed as it was some Korean and Chinese ceramics event (double the price and no Japanese ceramics to enjoy). However the collection was top class and the way the museum is arranged was excellent. Has English descriptions too!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The entry fee is 1,200 yen (adult) and 700 yen (student) for a very small and poor collection of ceramics. Some of the exhibits are just broken shards and several display cases were empty.

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Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A beautiful exhibit it of Korean, Japanese and Chinese ceramics! A video explains how these lost treasures were unearthed

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Aomori, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics (MOC) was a wonderful oasis of calm. We spent about three hours admiring a special temporary exhibit of Korean and Chinese masterpieces, which South Korean archaeologists recovered from a shipwreck off their coast about 20 years ago. There were numerous celadon bowls and plates from the 11-12C whose craftsmanship was superb. The exhibit was carefully... More 

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Hemiksem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

When you are in Osaka you have to visit this place. Besides the ceramics collection found in rather recently discovered wrecks, the other potterie is of high quality.

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

In this museum you can find amazing ceramic masterpieces from Korea, Japan and China. It's a great place to visit if you love traditional crafts. Plus the price is good! 500y for adults, 300y if you have university student card : ) ! And you can go to the center of Osaka quickly by metro in Yodoyabashi station!

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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 26, 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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