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Osaka Museum of History, Osaka
(3.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Learn the history of the city at Osaka Museum of History, a cultural institution that displays a permanent collection of artifacts, along with scale models and interactive features that bring the proud history of Osaka to life. Take the elevator up to the top floor of the tall building to begin your walk through Osakan history, with the exhibits leading visitors downstairs into the present day (plus a restaurant and gift shop). Starting in the ancient times when the city acted as the nation's first capital, and finishing with the years preceding World War II, the museum delivers a strong narrative of development and challenges that have faced the city and its citizens over the centuries. With our world travel planner, Osaka attractions like Osaka Museum of History can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This museum is strategically located in the center of Osaka, just beside Osaka Castle complex, and is reachable through many ways such as subway and bus. Entrance fee is free for Osaka Amazing Pass ho...  more »
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  • Ok as far as a history museum goes - impressive displays and large structures. Good layout - well thought out. Decent amount of English on the displays too which was nice. No English on any videos though, which was a shame. There is an audio tour thing but I cant comment on that because I didn't use it. I don't even know if it was in English! A few activities for children and the archeological explorer section was fun - for kids AND adults (though it is mainly aimed at children).
  • Informative dioramas of Japanese history! Location: Walking distance from the Osaka Castle. Exhibits: Many interesting diorama's to depict the Japanese culture and history. Key Takeaway: Recommended activity if you are at the Osaka Castle and it begins raining and you need to somewhere to be for 1-2 hours.
  • This is a great museum for kids. Lots of fun displays and activities. Not the best place to learn about Osaka's history in any depth. An audio guide is recommended, since there isn't much English on the displays
  • Decent museum at best - several floors but content was not too intriguing in my own personal experience. Great site to take pictures as they have several, vibrant displays of everything from porcelain to minimaps of Osaka, several centuries ago.
  • Take a picture wearing japanese traditional clothing. Amazing building structure