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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

Closes in 29 min: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A beautiful collection with a wide range of work

This is very easy to get to by subway....just a few blocks from the station near the City Hall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
norman m
Pahoa, Hawaii
Fantastic array of ceramics

Really enjoyed an afternoon visit to this museum. Not only do they have a wonderful array of new... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
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A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.
Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6223-0055
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very easy to get to by subway....just a few blocks from the station near the City Hall. Small but with a very nice selection of work from a number of areas and beautifully displayed. To get a Senior discount you MUST BE OVER...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank norman m
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed an afternoon visit to this museum. Not only do they have a wonderful array of new and ancient ceramics, they are presented in such a beautiful way. I was also able to take pictures of most of the items on display. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

This is an elegant museum with impeccable credentials. It features special exhibitions and its permanent collection includes many famous treasures. It’s easy to find and information to help non-Japanese visitors is available.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful display of Goryeo Celadon. The audio guide tour in English is well done. Don’t miss the collection of Snuff bottles next to the museum shop!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

If you get the Osaka Metro pass you get a discount at this museum. The museum is not that big but the items are nicely exhibited, with informative signs. It is a good place to go in bad weather if you are interested in ceramics...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Even though I don’t think it’s what you would call a very large museum, it took me three hours to get through and it was amazing. Everyone working there were very polite and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

For any lover of fine porcelain and pottery this museum is not to be missed. A fabulous and varied collection of Asian works. Breathtakingly beautiful pieces that had me mesmerised.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This small/medium size museum has a very nice setting in a nice part of Osaka to walk around. At the moment is a Sevres exhibit which was outstanding. Everything so well lit, spacious, just a pleasure to look around. There is a small gift shop...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pattayainsider
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t look big but has large collection of Chinese snuff bottles and also has some exceptional blue and white vase in Yuan/Ming period. Worthy place to learn the Chinese antiques.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 869smilec
Reviewed May 25, 2018

I'm not always a fan of these types of museums - sometimes I find they just stuff too much in them. But this museum gets it just right - plenty of content, but not too much, and not too tightly packed ! I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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July 26, 2018|
Response from mrsdagle | Reviewed this property |
It's hard to say without knowing your interests. The Korean exhibit was more historical in nature, which I liked. If you don't already like textile collections, you might find this museum boring.
Henry T
December 3, 2016|
Response from Kaz-san74 | Reviewed this property |
The nearest subway station is Yodoyabashi. This station is 4th station from Shin-Osaka station. You will ride Osaka-Subway Midosuji-Line(Red Line).
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