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Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Find masterpieces of East Asian ceramics at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, with over 6,000 items mainly from Korea and China. The three-story museum boasts one of the finest ceramics collections in the world, focusing on fine craftsmanship rather than the history of ceramics. Viewed in naturally lit galleries, these pieces belong to national treasures of three countries: ancient Korea, China, and Japan. An informative video explains how this treasure was unearthed, and how it's been preserved and displayed. After visiting the museum, stop for a drink in the tea salon. Using our custom trip planner, Osaka attractions like Museum of Oriental Ceramics can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum has one of the more important and comprehensive collection of oriental ceramics in the world. Layout and environment is very good, and English captions for most of the exhibits. 
  • Beautifully done museum, with excellent lighting and displays. Signs in both Japanese and English. All pieces beautifully presented and explained, with a substantial but not overwhelming number of pie...  more »
  • beautiful Museum of ceramics, variety of art in jugs and bowls, beautiful designs and of different epochs of civilization
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  • Without the Kansai day pass....it cost Yen 1200..and audio guide Yen 500.....the works of the master Miyagawa Kozan is amazing...beautiful glazing technique and skill...extremely intricate relief sculpture on pottery with amazing coupled with realistic colour...just simply lost of words...
  • Fine collection of ceramics, especially Korean celadon ware. Almost no Japanese pieces, though. Detailed descriptions of individual pieces, next to nothing on broader evolution of the craft.
  • This is a unique place that allows you to know better all the history of pottery, great spot
  • Was nice to walk around and see the beautiful ceramics
  • Fairly small, but interesting exhibitions and reasonable entry fee.