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The National Museum of Art, Osaka (国立国際美術館)


Art Museum

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.


Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55 (Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / YodoyabashiArea)

phone 0664474680

10:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[Friday/Saturday] 10:00-20:00 (Admission until 19:30)
* Additional/extension of opening between Dinners depending on the exhibition Yes

Review of The National Museum of Art, Osaka

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Reviewed:2020/01/31 --
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...
Reviewed:2020/01/26 Failed dreams of Architects
This museum is located at the island Nakanoshima nestled at the Tosahori River. It is within walking distance from the Osaka Station. The current exhibition is about all the wild and almost...
Reviewed:2019/10/30 A Rather Limited Experience
The National Museum of Art certainly looks impressive on the outside, as it does on the inside, architecturally speaking anyway, but in the end, it is a somewhat hollow experience.

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Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-55 [map]
Kita / Osaka Station / Umeda / YodoyabashiArea
10:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[Friday/Saturday] 10:00-20:00 (Admission until 19:30)
* Additional/extension of opening between Dinners depending on the exhibition Yes
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's holiday, Exhibition change Period, May close outside of stated days
[Collection exhibition] General 430yen, University student 130yen (Except for the collection exhibition, it depends on the exhibition)
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Available(OsakaFree Wi-Fi)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 21, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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