Osaka Museum of History

Sightseeing information about Osaka Museum of History in Japan.

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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.

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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 14.2km) Google Transit


4.03 weeks ago

I particularly enjoyed this museum after having lived in Osaka for three years. Many of the local and historical references are richer if you know the places in the modern day. For tourists the biggest draw will probably be the spectacular view from the 10th floor of Osaka castle with the business park towers as backdrop. Certainly wasn’t crowded when I was there. English signs and audio guide available. Nice models of historical neighborhoods.

5.02 months ago

A good place to learn the history of Osaka in different period of time. Short films and models are used to illustrate how the city changed over times. The museum itself has a modern architecture design, and you can have a nice view of the Osaka Castle when you're going down the escalator.

I travelled to the museum right after the visit of the Osaka Castle, and this gave me a full picture about how the city was changing.

4.0a month ago

This isn't okay museum that has a decent collection love miniature models of Osaka of past. What's really cool about the museum is their dressing up as a imperial minister photoshoot which is free and available to everybody. Pretty much all the signs in the museum are in Japanese and there are very few translations into English.

5.0a month ago

They have amazing dioramas and old city recreation. It is well worth the visit. If you plan to visit both museum and castle, get your combined ticket at the museum to skip the castle ticket line.

5.0in the last week

A very well organised and interesting musuem, detailing the history of Osaka. Many sections in English and the price was reasonable. Good facilities and disabled access.

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