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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
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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 selection of antique masterpieces!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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4 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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