National Museum of Ethnology

National Museum of Ethnology, Suita: Hours, Address, National Museum of Ethnology Reviews: 4.5/5

National Museum of Ethnology

National Museum of Ethnology
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

4.5
178 reviews
Excellent
104
Very good
63
Average
9
Poor
2
Terrible
0

Houslak
Macau, China103 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I have visited this museum today with my 12 years old son. After almost two hours I had to literally pull him out of there.
Very well structured exhibition with connections between the past and present from all continents.
Fee is 560¥ and free for junior high school students.
Written January 21, 2020
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Malcolm_See
Singapore, Singapore584 contributions
Dec 2019
I came from the monorail train station and had to buy a ticket from the vending machine which included entry into the park. The park was nice and had red leaves fall foliage when i was there. The exhibition is contained in the second level and is a pretty nice museum with quite a fair bit of information and exhibition on the various people from all around the world (including a few Mongolian tent). It will probably take about an hour to view the exhibits not including viewing of the various videos.
Written January 2, 2020
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sugerglider
London, UK255 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of the best museums I have visited. Could have spent the whole day here and then came back the next day.
It has a large display on the peoples of Japan but that's just a part of it. The whole world is covered here!
The exhibits are of a really high quality. A lot of care and thought has gone into the displays and it shows.
A lot (most?) of the exhibits have descriptions in English.
The museum is situated in the Expo Commemorative park some way out of town. To get here you take the Metro and then the Monorail (Monorail !)) which is a thrill in itself.
Cannot recommend highly enough.
Written November 29, 2019
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Buckster21
London, UK311 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
In the centre of the Expo Park, and some way out of the city, this museum is definitely worth a visit. The second floor is a huge set of rooms that are informative (and usually in English too) and very well laid out. The place is an academic centre too, which probably explains the outstanding quality of the exhibits. You will learn about other cultures, not just in Asia, and see samples of their art, religion and dress. As an example of how to explain changes in societies, this place is hard to beat.
Written August 8, 2019
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MNNALER
9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Wow!! This museum is enormous, covering every inch of the second floor and we'll laid out, could easily spend 1.5 hours looking around. Some plaques are in English (all titles of objects) though the extended bit about the object in Japanese. Fantastic peace of the commemorative park.
Written June 25, 2019
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norman m
Pahoa, HI1,193 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
I had planned to visit another museum in the complex but it was closed so this was the only one open and we decided to visit it........what a surprise.......it was so interesting and informative....the displays were amazing and informative.......one of the best museums i have ever visited......we spent 4 hrs looking at the displays......

Important......the internet said that the Minge Muse. was open.....it was wrong......was closed for renovations until March.....much of the buildings were under renovation.....if you visit in the spring or summer or fall......there is a huge garden that is nice.....
Written February 1, 2019
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Elena S
387 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business
Love the museum shop. Not only are there plenty of museum name inscribed pens, bags and tshirts, the shop also has games, ornaments from ethnic groups around the world. My favourite souvenir is the Guatemala ‘Worry Dolls’.
Written December 14, 2018
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Ariunaa E
5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We've been here few times and never get bored. They offer free audio guide in English (and other languages) which offer detailed explanations about most of the artifacts. It's really big and spacious inside and takes few hours to see all ethnic cultures of the world. They also have few interactive areas like the languages of the world section where young children can play with phonetic sounds of different languages. It's just a great experience to learn about the diverse cultures of the world, especially for my elementary school child.
Written July 17, 2018
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kz006
Osaka, Japan144 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
The National Museum of Ethnology is located in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, and it is about a 15 minute walk from Osaka Monorail "Expo Commemoration Park Station".

Various things about ethnic groups around the world are displayed in the exhibition in the hall.

Oceania, the United States, Europe, Africa and Japan.

It is a museum where you can learn about the ethnic culture of the world.
Written July 1, 2018
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drsOsaka_Japan
Osaka, Japan103 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
This place is just overwhelming. An incredible collection of items from all over the world. It is also (very surprisingly) hardly ever crowded. We live in the area and go a few times a year and never get bored. I've been to museums all over the world and this remains one of the most interesting...and relaxing as it's hardly ever crowded. A nice break from nearby ExpoCity (which is insane with people!) and the also crowded Bampaku Park. Amazing collections.
Written October 29, 2017
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National Museum of Ethnology is open:
  • Thu - Tue 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM