Art Museum Spots in Osaka Area

  • The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
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    4.5
    275 Reviews
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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.

    I visited this place on february, it is just nice. Easy to access by subway, just a few hundreds walking distance.

  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka
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    3.5
    193 Reviews
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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.

    A stunningly ugly building with two underground exhibition floors. When I visited, you had to pay separately to see shows on each floor, and then extra for an audio guide. To add insult to the...

  • Abeno Harukas Museum
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
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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.

    Visited during recent typhoon and everything else seemed to be closed. In tall building - exhibit was fantastic. Stayed for a coffee afterwards at the cafe with wonderful views of Osaka.

  • Itsuo Art Museum
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    4.0
    19 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.

    呉春展を見に行った。阪急池田駅から山側方向に徒歩で20分ぐらい。館に近づくにつれ上り坂になってくるが、坂道の斜度も距離もたいしたことないので、アサヒビール大山崎山荘ほど疲労困憊せずに着く。 料金は700円。JAF割りきいて500円になった。展示フロアは1階のみで、小さいホールもある。鑑賞中にはホールでのリハーサル音が漏れ聞こえてきた。 呉春展は、池田市政80周年記念だそうで、いい企画だった。蕪...

  • Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi
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    4.0
    18 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...

  • Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
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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.
  • Yuki Museum of Art
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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.
  • Masaki Art Museum
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    Osaka Senboku-gun Tadaokacho Tadaoka-naka 2-9-26
    This art museum is located in 2-Chome Tadaokanaka, Tadaoka Town, Senboku County, Osaka Prefecture. The museum was established by businessman and famous antique eastern art collector Takayuki Masaki. The museum's collection spans some 1,300 items, including three National Treasures and 13 Important Cultural Properties. The museum holds two exhibitions a year - a spring and a fall exhibition. The adjoining Masaki Memorial House was used by Masaki as a residence and tearoom and has been designated a Tangible Cultural Property.
  • Ken Hamazaki Red Museum
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Minamisenba 4-11-13 RED Building
    "This art museum was established by Ken Hamazaki, an artist clad in red who has made the three themes of ""flying,"" ""sleeping,"" and ""sitting"" his life's (art) work. Here visitors can casually experience and enjoy modern art, a field of art many think is difficult to understand. The entire gallery is painted red, resulting in a space which is entirely extra-ordinary."
  • Kamigataukiyoekan
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    3.5
    46 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-6-4

    This is a small museum of woodblock prints based on kabuki theatre. Entry is 500 yen per person. It is set over 3 floors and there are explanations in English. If you have the time then, at extra...

  • Sakai Alphonse Mucha Tate
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    4.5
    45 Reviews
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    Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Tadeichou 1-2-200 Bell Maju Sakai Nibankan 2F-4F Sakaishiritsu cultural site

    I love coming to this place to see the work of Mucha, it has the largest collection of works by Mucha in the world. Right now they have an exhibition of Mucha and Lalique, really wonderful! A bit off...

  • Sanno Art Museum
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Naniwa-ku Minatomachi

    ホームページに月〜金開館、とあるので土日はやっていないと分かりますが展覧会開催日程以外も休館とは分かりづらく、危うく行きかけました。 展覧会の準備期間は休館のようです。 常設開館ではないみたいなので訪問前に電話で確認した方がいいですよ。

  • Schulzur Esaka
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
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    Osaka Suitashi Yoshinochou 13-14

    When I got there I didnt go in as the hall appeared small. There is a big modern arrangement of artwork outside which can been seen for free.

  • cafe Art Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Osaka Higashiosaka-shi

    落ち着きのある家具に囲まれた素敵なお店でした。 美術館という名前が付いてるほど、展示も多いです。 私のお目当ては、美術館ではなく、テーブルや椅子が、松本民芸家具なので、素敵な家具に囲まれ、楽しいひと時でした。

  • Higashiosaka Municipal Higashiosaka Citizen Art Center
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Osaka Higashiosaka-shi Yoshita 6-chome 7-22

    はじめてきく名前、東大阪市民美術センター、たしかに美術館ではないのか!? 花園中央公園の一部でした、正直、価値が見出せなかった。違うものに税金使うべきじゃない? 東花園駅からはけっこう歩く感じだと思います。

  • Koyano Art Museum
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Miyakojima-ku Higashinodamachi 1-19-7

    かばんとぼうしの展示に行きました。兜からシルクハット、赤ちゃんの帽子まで様々展示してあり、他の美術館ではあまり見ないような内容なので、とても楽しめました。また、展示の中でとても素敵なビーズバックがあり、見てるだけで幸せな気持ちになりました。展示内容が変わったようで、また行きたいです。

  • Osaka Furitu Enokojima Bunkageijutusozo Ctr
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Osaka Met. Osakashi Nishi-ku Enokojima 2-chome 1-34

    戦前の工業会館をリノベーションした、モダンな建物です。芸術・文化の発信基地として、展覧会などが開かれます。府の施設だからから、リーズナブルに料金のものが多いです。

  • Kobayashi Art Museum
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Osaka Takaishi-shi Hagoromo 2-chome 2-30

    大阪 郊外の小さな美術館で、いまは動物絵画の特別展をやっていました。虎の絵がとても迫力があって、驚きました。猫などのいろんな身近な動物の絵も展示されていたので、子どもも喜ぶかも。観覧後、1階のカフェでくつろげます。

  • Reeves Gallery Kosakakiseki Memorial
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Yamasaka 1-18-30

    寺のなかにある展示でした。書道などが展示されていて心が清められました。力強く心のこもった作品が良かった。

  • Okunai Ceramics Art Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Osaka Toyonaka-shi Okamachi Kita 3-8-7

    豊中市岡町の住宅地のお屋敷タイプの美術館。奥内陶芸美術館には部屋別にジャンルが違う美術品を多数飾っていて、予想外だった。

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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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