Osaka Museum of History, Osaka

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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. Put Osaka Museum of History into our Osaka road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Through the front of the Osaka Museum of history, we headed to Osaka Castle. If you have time, it seems to want to go with the exterior of the building was beautiful.
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  • The museum is partly built on the ruins of the Namba Palace. The use of physical size of the reconstruction, micro-miniature and video and other techniques will be the history of Osaka vividly introduced. The most famous exhibition here is the relics unearthed in the 7th century Namba Palace. The other floors show the river-era Watertown and panoramic photos of modern Osaka. In the eighth floor, children can experience the use of ancient ceramics as a background jigsaw puzzle.
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  • Excellent artefacts, dioramas, models, including walkthrough models. Special areas for small children. Well worth the cost for a translating audio wand at the front desk though there are English posti...  more »
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  • A modern, carefully designed series of exhibits laid out very sensibly. Some rooms are truly dramatic. I'd have given five stars if more of the OMoH's exhibits were captioned for non-Japanese speakers.
  • Very interesting. Displays are lively and interactive. They have video presentations that bring up the olden times. A very different approach to museum displays
  • It was interesting. Just wished they had more variety of selection. I loved playing the game of collecting the stamps here.
  • Excellent way to learn about the history of Osaka. As you progress through each floor, you're treated to a nice view of Osaka Castle. There are enough hands-on exhibits to keep young kids occupied. Ties in nicely with a visit to Osaka Castle Park.
  • It's a great place to realize the history of Osaka. If it can extend the building or increase more antiques, it will get more better and better

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