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  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka
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    3.5
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55
    This art museum is located in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City. Founded in 1977, it relocated to its current location in 2004. It is notable for being one of the only underground art museums in the world. The museum primarily collects and exhibits works of modern art from the post-war era to now. In addition to exhibiting its collection, the museum also holds exhibitions and seminars about a range of art genres with a focus on contemporary art. Other events organized by the museum include workshops for children.

    I think the museum is worth a visit if you are in Osaka. For a start, it’s a nice building in a small island which is the cultural hotspot of the city. The permanent collection is quite small so you...

  • Abeno Harukas Museum
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    4.0
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    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji Abe Haruka 16F
    Located on the 16th floor of the 300-meter-tall Abeno Harukas skyscraper, the Abeno Haruka Museum is a city-center art museum that takes full advantage of its location near a major terminal railway station. The Museum has no permanent exhibitions; instead, it holds several different thematic exhibitions every year, on themes relating to the cultural properties that are found near Kintetsu railway lines, East Asian art (including Japanese art), Western art, contemporary art, etc. The Museum occupies an entire floor of the Abeno Harukas building, giving it a spacious feel; as a great spot to take a break from shopping or sightseeing to admire art in a relaxing atmosphere, it has become a very popular art museum.

    In walking distance of a main train station, Abeno Harukas has it's name emblazoned on the building--so at night, it was easy to find. The Art Museum here should individually get stars for what it is...

  • Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
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    3.5
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    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Chausuyamachou 1-82
    An art museum first opened in 1936 built on the former main residence of the Sumitomo clan. The museum’s collection of over 8,000 artworks and pieces donated by shrines and temples focuses on art and crafts from Japan and China, many of which are designated National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. The museum’s standing exhibition presents selections from the museum’s collection based on a given theme. The museum also holds open call exhibitions sponsored by art organizations and special exhibitions covering diverse genres of art. The museum shop offers exclusive goods and illustrated exhibition books. The closest station is Tennoji Station.

    Not sure if we picked a bad day or that there really is no art here, fine or otherwise. Just three rooms to wander round which must have taken us all of 10 minutes. Even the "special" exhibition on...

  • The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
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    4.0
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-1-26
    The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, which opened in 1982, is dedicated to ceramics from the East Asia region. The Museum’s collection—which is focused mainly on Chinese and Korean ceramics—is world-class in terms of both quantity and quality. The 300 or so representative items that make up the Museum’s permanent exhibitions effectively bring across the appeal of ceramics, such as the painstaking effort made to ensure that ceramics reflect the light to best effect. The Museum’s themed exhibitions and special exhibitions are also very popular.

    東洋陶器美術館に併設の喫茶店で軽食もあります。さすが陶器美術館併設であってコーヒーカップはロイヤル・コペンハーゲンです。ランチタイムに入ったのでビーフシチューセットを注文、なかなかの絶品でした。ここは混んでいないし、公会堂を見ながら食せ、ビーフシチューも周辺より安くて美味しいです。

  • Itsuo Art Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Osaka Ikedashi Sakaehonmachi 12-27
    This is a museum located in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture. The museum exhibits approximately 5,400 artworks that Ichizo Kobayashi, the founder of Hankyu Electric Railway, collected throughout his life. There are 15 certified national Important Cultural Properties and 20 Important Artworks. The famous portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by Kano Mitsunobu, used in history textbooks, is also stored in this museum. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays visitors can also enjoy Sokushinan, a reproduced tea room in the museum which Itsuo (Ichizo) personally planned.

    阪急グループの創始者小林一三の収集した美術品を展示している美術館です。 昔はすぐ近くの小林一三記念館が逸翁美術館という名前で展示していましたが、何年か前にこの美術館を建て、こちらが逸翁美術館となりました。 日本美術を中心に展示されており、名品も多いです。 茶会に使用した掛け軸や茶道具が多く楽茶碗などもあり、茶室を再現した形で展示するなど展示の仕方も面白いです。 こじんまりした美術館なので見学にさほ...

  • Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Osaka Izumishi Uchidachou 3-6-12
    This is an art museum exhibiting many Oriental antiques such as paintings, calligraphic works and handicrafts from Japan and China, located approximately three minutes from Kishiwada-Izumi Interchange. Visitors can experience a wide range of art on the site of approximately 16,500 meters square incorporating the main gallery, a new gallery as well as a music hall, civic gallery and a tea room etc. In addition to the permanent exhibition of Chinese crafts and Western modern art, special exhibitions in collaboration with other museums are also held. Original goods such as catalogs, research books, and hanging scrolls are available for purchase.

    A couple of years ago, I visited Okayama largely to listen to a classic concert there, and partially to see a picture drawn by Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645). Unluckily the picture was temporally...

  • Yuki Museum of Art
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Hiranomachi 3-3-9
    An art museum located in Hirano-machi 3-Chome, Chuo Ward, Osaka City. The museum display’s Japanese restaurant Kitcho founder Teiichi Yuki’s collection of tea ceremony utensils. Some of the oldest pieces date back to the distant Nara period and the valuable collection includes 13 designated Important Cultural Properties and three designated Art Treasures. The museum also holds special exhibitions, lectures, and tea ceremony events in spring and fall.

    Good place to appreciate tea ceremony but I hope there were English translations of the explanations, not just what the items are. The museum visitors seemed to be people who know how to properly...

  • Okunai Ceramics Art Museum
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    Osaka Toyonaka-shi Okamachi Kita 3-8-7
  • Tenmon Art Museum
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    Osaka Met. Hirakatashi Yamanouekitamachi 3-1
  • Osaka Furitu Enokojima Bunkageijutusozo Ctr
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    Osaka Met. Osakashi Nishi-ku Enokojima 2-chome 1-34
  • Kobayashi Art Museum
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    Osaka Takaishi-shi Hagoromo 2-chome 2-30
  • Kinutanikojitenku Art Museum
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    5.0
    15 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Oyodonaka 1-1-30

    Its a small gallery near the Umeda Sky Garden. We saw the 3D show lasting 6 minutes but show great images from the artist. You get to see the real images after the show. Enjoyed the great colours and...

  • Nakanoshima Kosetsu Museum
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 3-2-4
  • Fujita Museum Of Art
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    Osaka Pref. Osaka City Miyakojima-ku Amijimacho10-32
  • Osaka Contemporary Art Ctr.
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    Osaka Pref. Osaka City Chuo-ku Otemae3-1-43
  • Gallery Osaka Univ. Of Economics
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    Osaka Pref. Osaka City Higashiyodogawa-ku Daido2-8-11
  • Reeves Gallery Kosakakiseki Memorial
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    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Yamasaka 1-18-30

    阪和線南田辺駅から歩いてすぐに法楽寺があります。そのお寺の境内の片隅に記念館があります。書家で有名な小坂奇石氏の作品が展示されています。

  • Adachi Art Museum Osaka Office
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Minamihonmachi 2-4-3
  • Kamigataukiyoekan
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-6-4
  • Sakai Municipal Cultural Hall
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    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Tadeicho 1-2-200

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation’s kitchen."

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