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.
4.0a month 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.
4.04 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.
5.0a month ago
Very nice museum. The building itself has stunning architecture. Inside, you take a lift to the 10th floor and then the regular exhibits are on that and the three floors below, starting with the earliest period (from around the year 600) and ending in the early 20th century. Just the right amount of detail. You could rush around in an hour and get a good flavour. We took nearer two hours. Lots of scale models.
4.0a month ago
I went to the special exhibition.
It was nicely displayed.
Like all other museums in Osaka, it needs more seating early in the exhibit for elderly patrons.
The staff is a little tightly wound here.
5.02 months ago
What a wonderful well planned n laid out the exhibits. So much history in one place. The culture of Japan is so rich... Not to be missed when in Osaka..need at least 3 hours!