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“Reasonable museum, not just ceramics, don't miss the café” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Oriental Ceramics

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 #14 of 214 attractions in Osaka
Type: Specialty Museums
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Fee: Yes
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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Reasonable museum, not just ceramics, don't miss the café”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This museum proved quite difficult to find from the subway station as it is neither really close to it or well signposted. Being used to the UK's mostly free museums, we felt the ticket price was steep. There was a (not very exciting) Finnish glassware special exhibition on at the time. By far the best feature is the riverside café, which is equipped with suitably beautiful china cups and saucers. We did not use it and with hindsight regret it, although prices are about double those of ordinary cafés outside (which aren't cheap themselves, it being a big Japanese city centre).

Visited June 2013
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Hermanus, South Africa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Interesting selection of ornaments from ancient times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Great selection of most Japanes, and other Oreintal ceramics.
Make sure you are not in a hurry, need at least 2/3 hours to enjoy

Visited July 2012
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Sydney
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“Mainly Historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Good for an hour or two. There are examples of most of the styles of Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramics from about the 13th century onwards. Limited explanation but well displayed. Lovely situation beside the river.

Visited May 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Amazing History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a very well presented museum located within walking distance from the Yodoyabashi Sta.(exit No.1) of Subway Midosuji line, with a lot of history. Some of the ceramics date back before Christ! It is amazing to think that such detailed work could be performed so many years ago. If you are interested in china and ceramics this is worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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“Historical ceramics!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Place where everybody should go,fantastic museum.How can hand made ceramics be so beautiful.Apsolute need to see

Visited January 2013
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