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Osaka Museum of History

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4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo, Osaka 540-0008, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6946-5728
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you visit the Osaka Castle, it would be worth your while to visit the museum which is just outside the perimeter of the castle park. The museum pieces are intelligently curated and grouped according to time period.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Next to Osaka Castle this modern building holds a great multi level exhibition of Japanese culture mostly in Japanese but so translation. You will also get some great views of the castle grounds.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Has English descriptions and talks about the period from 5th century to modern Japan. A bit on the medium size side I would say and some signs don't have English.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

A nice musuem where you can learn the different history period of Osaka. It is free with the Osaka Amazing Pass too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mikhail_Istari
Reviewed October 21, 2018

What a wonderful surprise. Saw it a couple days ago as we were leaving the Osaka castle and decided to visit it since many other museums were closed on Monday. This had some life size displays depicting the royalty back in the Shogun days. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jfurukaw
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This museum actually was better than expected - has a hands-on floor for kids (which we also did) and the guilds and volunteers are really friendly and knowledgeable. If you want to go into Osaka Castle (don't recommend) you can by the double ticket which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very nice museum with plenty of diorama's and a lot of interesting things to view. Spend some time there and enjoy even the activities to recreate pots or puzzles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laurentiu N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very nice museum and lots to see, very nice view at Osaka Castle. Good to sped some time after visiting Osaka Castle. We spent about 2 hours here, 2 kids and 2 adults. Special offer at the time, if going to Osaka museum 1st then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cristina C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

great for children and adults. the exhibit is easy to understand and show a lot of history of ancient Osaka

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Osakaboi
Reviewed September 16, 2018

As always, The Japanese exhibits are well displayed and organised and delicate. It was a pleasant experience walking in the museum. Love going there.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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