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Osaka Museum of History

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4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo, Osaka 540-0008, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum walks the visitor through the history of this region. It was a fabulous introduction to understanding settlement patterns and cultural changes. Well worth the time! And, there is a combo ticket which includes a visit to the castle!!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view over city and a very well thoughtout path through the museum. Starting at 700ad and moving forward through time. There is something for children and people who are interested in archeologi and history. The audio guides are well Worth the 200 yen!! Be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andreas P
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Lockers aren't big enough for cabin sized luggage bags, so got stuck in the cafe to wait out the rain instead of browsing the exhibits. Museum looks good though.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting and very collective. I would one day love to visir more places in Japan during winter

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Given its name, I had expected some historical artifacts to be displayed. There were surprisingly few of them at this musuem. The vast majority of the display consists of dioramas depicting historical events. This place is mainly catering to children.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

This museum is located on the 8-10 floors of a large building. Google maps got us to the surrounding building but the lack of signs got us confused how to get to the actual museum. We ended up going in the side doors with help...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum to take the kids to, or if you're a lover of museums. The diaramas there are first class giving an insite into 7th century Japan. It's is very cheap with kids being free. We would recommend after or before visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rooneys_travel
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

The exhibitions are wonderful and give you a lot of info about the catastrophic event before and after the bomb...

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Yaron M
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

I love the visit to this museum! It’s amazing how Osaka’s history is presented to visitors. It’s worth every cent to also bundle the ticket to this museum with that of the Osaka castle. Do cater about 3-4hrs for the whole trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The museum doesn't really have anything special and is mildly interesting. They do try to make the best of it, which is admirable. Nice on a rainy day and you already saw all others sites in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Maripili L
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I bought ours at the ticket kiosk for the castle. It looks like you can purchase at the museum as well. I guess it just depends on which you want to visit first. Have a GREAT time!!
January 10, 2016|
Response from mrchase2 |
Adult costs ¥600 = $5.75 USD