Osaka Museum of History4.0
The Osaka Museum of History is located just across the street from Osaka Castle. The exhibits spread over 4 floors at the top of a 13-story building, and you can get excellent views of Osaka Caslte.
Visitors first take the elevator to the top floor and then follow the route down, from a display of Naniwa Palace when Osaka was Japan's first capital in the 7th century, to exhibits on the city's shopping arcades in the early 20th century. The exhibits are visually arranged dioramas. Make sure to get the audio guide as English explanation is sparse.
Purposeexperience,knows a lot about Japan,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 14.2km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.02 months ago
10-story high museum with 4 or 5 floors of display. The recommended route is starting at the top with the awesome view and then work down. The floor area is quite small and was rather busy. Exhibits offer a good insight to Osaka's history; there are lots of life-size displays that are very pretty. Overall spent about an hour walking around.
4.0in the last week
Decent small museum (one hour to get arround). Exhibits are nice but few. Excellent view from the top.
4.05 months ago
We got our tickets while visiting the Castle, combo was cheaper that way. Be conscious of where the museum is while visiting the castle and plan your exit of the castle accordingly to minimize the walk. The museum is nice, with some good displays, but it's not the deepest dive into history. We got through there within an hour easily. It was a nice break from the castle since there were far less visitors here and we could cool down for a bit while learning a few things. Nice view of the city from 10 tall stories high.
4.0in the last week
Allows one to travel back in history and even dress up in traditional Japanese clothes. Interesting exhibits.
5.0a week ago
If you want to know the history of Osaka and Japan, remember to have a stop here. Next to Osaka Castle. There is interpreter on rental for different language. Nice view from the museum.