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“Not enough bang for my buck”

Municipal Museum of Fine Art
Ranked #122 of 1,293 things to do in Osaka
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The museum is located in a very pleasant park next to Tennoji Zoo. The entrance fee was quite steep compared to other museums and more than was advertised on the website (1400 yen instead of 300 yen) - it must have been a special exhibition. Unfortunately it was not a very varied exhibition with a lot of carvings and statues of a particular Buddhist theme and some mandala paintings.None of the regular collection that is advertised seemed to be on show. The underground gallery had some local exhibition of children's art and also housed the art shop with original paintings and art supplies - more interesting than the museum shop to me. Be sure not to miss it (entrance from outside the main museum entrance although there may be access from inside too).

Around the museum is a beautiful park with two lakes and plenty of artists sketching away. That made up partly for the rather disappointing exhibition (to a Westerner who doesn't fully appreciate the significance of what was on display). It's hard to recommend based on what was on offer - if it was the museum's own collection at the usual price it would probably be worth the visit. But if I turned up there again and saw the inflated price, I'd just go next door to the zoo.

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