Osaka Museum of History, Chuo

3.8
#3 of 52 in Museums in Osaka
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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  • It was the first time i visited, but it was good that I visited after repeated walking around the city. From the Namba-no-Miya period to Edo, i visited after going through the traces of history that are hard to see, so i was surprised to be able to absorb the contents and it was interesting. The ceiling is also high and easy to see.
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  • I came alone. There are exhibits of pottery, kettles, currency, etc. When you get off the escalator, you can see Osaka Castle. When i came down from the 10th floor, i could see the castle from above, so the view was great.
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  • Disappointing. I thought it was going to be something better than it was. I was expecting a museum with artifacts from throughout history. Instead you'll see is miniature towns built to show you how the city looked over different periods, short films, replicas ( they're not even of something terribly interesting), and broken pottery. Beautiful building with a nice view of Osaka Castle when you're going down the escalator. Other than that it was a waste of money and time
  • I loved learning about the history of Japan in this over 7 floor museum. Each floor spoke about a different time and era of Japan and it felt like you were actually travelling through time as you made your way down each level. I especially loved the small models they had of the imperial palaces as well as the old towns and houses which depicted how the people used to live. Some of the artworks and clothing and artifacts were also preserved from at least a hundred years ago. If you love learning about Japanese history this is a fantastic place to go to. I had an amazing start to the day at the museum before making my way to the Osaka castle.
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