Osaka Museum of History

Museum / Science Museum
This museum northwest of Naniwanomiyaato Park in Chuo Ward, Osaka City opened in 2001. A permanent exhibit entitled ''Toshi Osaka no Ayumi'' covering the history of Osaka from ancient times to today takes up the 7th to 10th floors. The top floor features a recreation of the council hall of the Nara-period Naniwa Palace complete with 70 cm-thick vermillion-lacquered pillars and life-sized figures of government officials. Each floor presents the history and culture of Osaka through recreations of buildings, miniature models, videos, and abundant artifacts. The remains of Naniwa Palace are preserved in the museum's basement. Tours are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Otemae 4-1-32
9:30-17:00 (Friday during the special exhibition period until 20:00) * Admission is 30 minutes before closing
Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's holiday
[Admission fee (permanent exhibition)] Adults 600yen, high school students 400yen, Junior high school students Free [Admission fee (permanent exhibition, Osaka Castle castle tower set ticket)] Adults, high school students 1,000yen * Special exhibition is a separate fee Friday
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Available (Osaka Free Wi-Fi) * Available only on the 1st floor
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 20, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Good History To Learn
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.03.20
    This museum provide a lot information you need to know about Japan. The dioramas area excellent. Great view and permanent display.
  • Good
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.26
    I go to museums a lot around the world and this was very good plus a great view as the permanent display starts on 10 flor as finish on 7 floor
  • Great history of osaka
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.03
    The museum covers the periods not relevant to the castle. The dioramas are excellent. Lots of rooms and the childrens activities.

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