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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

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Address: 1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6223-0055
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
Fee: Yes

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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Nice and Amazing collections of ceramic wares!

The collections are really exquisite. There was also an English radio explaination too. When I was there, they had held an exhibition for a very famous potter "Miyagawa Kozan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Prod I
Lampang, Thailand
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Osaka, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I like Japanese pottery and often visit kilns in outlying country areas. Somehow though this place just left me bored. Some great examples of pottery from different eras and countries. Not sure if it was just my mood on the day but I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to the average tourist unless they needed to escape the sun after... More 

Thank OsakaDan
Lampang, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The collections are really exquisite. There was also an English radio explaination too. When I was there, they had held an exhibition for a very famous potter "Miyagawa Kozan". His collections are very beautiful and very detailed. Worth every bit of coins spent lol PS You cannot take pictures unless those ceramics were shown in the lobby.

Thank Prod I
porto alegre, brasil
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Do not miss the trip to this museum! If you do enjoy oriental culture , stroll around this lovely museum, with a fantastic exposition of oriental vases and ceramic !

Thank apioantunes
Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Especially beautiful and graceful collection of asian ceramics including Chinese and Corean, with an incredible temporary exhibition of a Japanese artist. Can spend an interesting and educational hour learning about techniques for glazing and decorating ceramics, and finding pleasure in a less common art. In the middle of a park-like island on the river.

Thank TabascoRed
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This museum is centrally located and easy to get to from public transport, and can even incorporate a walk through the Rose Garden and along the river. We viewed a special exhibit while in Osaka in May and were quite transfixed. Exhibits are well-presented and allow for decent viewing.

Thank Lollie49
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is a lovely little museum in the city center, which is a park-like area on a small island in the river. We visited on a Sunday, when vehicular traffic is forbidden in the city center, and the cherry trees were in bloom so we had a delightful time walking through the area. I know little about oriental ceramics, but... More 

2 Thank KH198
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

It was an enlightening visit to see the vast array of Treasures of bygone era from the Region made with loving care. Aesthetically well executed with natural colours

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

‘The Beauty of Chinese Celadon’ was held. You can see the original color of ceramic in really good conditions, because of the light and so on.

1 Thank japanart55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This museum has a large collection of ancient Asian ceramics. The greatest number are from Korea, with smaller representations from Japan and China. I have very little knowledge of ancient Asian ceramics, but you don't need to know anything to recognize that there are some magnificent pieces in this collection. In addition, it is amazing that some of these ancient... More 

1 Thank kupunakane
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

the museum is very small, but the entry fees is kind of bit expensive. someof the exhibits are too lame. i think they should improve to amazed more people and to attract more people to come.

1 Thank syumokhtar

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