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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sparkles of Jade, Goryeo Celadon

Beautiful display of Goryeo Celadon. The audio guide tour in English is well done. Don’t miss the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Small and limited but well displayed

If you get the Osaka Metro pass you get a discount at this museum. The museum is not that big but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clayton P
Timmins, Canada
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A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.
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1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6223-0055
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful display of Goryeo Celadon. The audio guide tour in English is well done. Don’t miss the collection of Snuff bottles next to the museum shop!

Thank kahluabis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get the Osaka Metro pass you get a discount at this museum. The museum is not that big but the items are nicely exhibited, with informative signs. It is a good place to go in bad weather if you are interested in ceramics...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I don’t think it’s what you would call a very large museum, it took me three hours to get through and it was amazing. Everyone working there were very polite and helpful.

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

For any lover of fine porcelain and pottery this museum is not to be missed. A fabulous and varied collection of Asian works. Breathtakingly beautiful pieces that had me mesmerised.

Thank LambLover2013
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This small/medium size museum has a very nice setting in a nice part of Osaka to walk around. At the moment is a Sevres exhibit which was outstanding. Everything so well lit, spacious, just a pleasure to look around. There is a small gift shop...More

Thank pattayainsider
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t look big but has large collection of Chinese snuff bottles and also has some exceptional blue and white vase in Yuan/Ming period. Worthy place to learn the Chinese antiques.

Thank Smile C
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I'm not always a fan of these types of museums - sometimes I find they just stuff too much in them. But this museum gets it just right - plenty of content, but not too much, and not too tightly packed ! I really enjoyed...More

Thank fartoomanyusers
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

After a nice breakfast to fulfill my energy to start this day, i'm going to this place, i think this ceramics art was so wonderful, they created so many art like cup, bowl and another art again, i say it is educational place for all...More

Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We decided to visit after enjoying the Rose Garden. I was a bit let down by the large exhibit of French ceramics, I wasn't there to see French stuff. Afterwards, I felt the price was high considering it wasn't mostly locally significant. I did like...More

Thank mrsdagle
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I’m into Japanese pottery but found this to be a bit boring and not worth the terrible for the average tourist. Saying that though, I’m sure it would appeal to those studying ancient Japan/China potteries.

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Tommy L
27 July 2018|
Response from mrsdagle | Reviewed this property |
It's hard to say without knowing your interests. The Korean exhibit was more historical in nature, which I liked. If you don't already like textile collections, you might find this museum boring.
Henry T
4 December 2016|
Response from Kaz-san74 | Reviewed this property |
The nearest subway station is Yodoyabashi. This station is 4th station from Shin-Osaka station. You will ride Osaka-Subway Midosuji-Line(Red Line).
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