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National Museum of Ethnology, Suita

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  • I usually avoid museums. This is the only museum I have been to that I thoroughly enjoyed. There were so many fascinating displays I spent at least three hours in there, still felt I may need another ...  more »
  • We planned to go to this museum for about 2 hours. Instead we spent five fascinating hours there (including a lunch in the cafeteria). The displays were outstanding and included tools, textiles, and e...  more »
  • My husband and I are anthropologists who study material culture, so we were very interested in going to this museum. If you are staying in the center city (Namba area), it takes a bit of time, slightl...  more »
  • This is huge! Plan to spend more time than you would expect. Lots of very interesting exhibits and quite a bit of English on the signage
  • It felt slightly random in its choice of displays, but it was organized very well from place to place and I assume information if you can read Japanese. Don't expect much English here.
  • Vast collection, especially strong on Japan, Korea, China. Other regions are represented by geography (roughly one zone per continent) as a nice summary of it, short but sufficient. There is also a small section on languages and - surprisingly - one entirely dedicated to music. Portable video guides are very exhaustive: they consist of over 700 videos of 1 to 3 minutes, in Japanese or English. Was not crowded in spite of it being a Sunday, most probably because access is not the easiest. Special heads up to the very specific architecture of the building from the 70's, which whether you like it or not is a must-see. Staff friendly.
  • there would be no helping any soul who is not stimulated by this museum.
  • This is by far the best ethnology museum I've ever been to. An enormous collection of art and artefacts from all over the world and very informative presentation and interactive exhibition makes a trip to this museum unforgettable.