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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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+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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Outstanding ceramics museum

This museum has one of the more important and comprehensive collection of oriental ceramics in the world. Layout and environment is very good, and English captions for most of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 26, 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This museum has one of the more important and comprehensive collection of oriental ceramics in the world. Layout and environment is very good, and English captions for most of the exhibits.

Thank ECWorld
San Francisco Peninsula
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Beautifully done museum, with excellent lighting and displays. Signs in both Japanese and English. All pieces beautifully presented and explained, with a substantial but not overwhelming number of pieces on display. I confess to not having a long-standing deep love of Oriental Ceramics, but I was able to pretend to myself that I did...for a while. Then I breezed through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The building is well located next to the river, you can have a nice walk. The architecture is clasic and elegant. If you enjoy and apreciate the pottery this is the right place. Is not crowed so you can take your time to watch the exposition.

Thank Erika G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The museum contains a donated private collection of mostly Korean pottery, with a smaller number of Chinese pieces, and only a handful of Japanese works. I guess it was different from what I was expecting given the name and location of the museum. There are a number of nice items. The current admission fee is 800¥ per person.

2 Thank HT2345
Osaka, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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