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National Museum of Ethnology

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This was not a planned visit but it was Great...

I had planned to visit another museum in the complex but it was closed so this was the only one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
norman m
Pahoa, Hawaii
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Love the museum shop. Not only are there plenty of museum name inscribed pens, bags and tshirts... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had planned to visit another museum in the complex but it was closed so this was the only one open and we decided to visit it........what a surprise.......it was so interesting and informative....the displays were amazing and informative.......one of the best museums i have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Love the museum shop. Not only are there plenty of museum name inscribed pens, bags and tshirts, the shop also has games, ornaments from ethnic groups around the world. My favourite souvenir is the Guatemala ‘Worry Dolls’.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank elenasP6097VL
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We've been here few times and never get bored. They offer free audio guide in English (and other languages) which offer detailed explanations about most of the artifacts. It's really big and spacious inside and takes few hours to see all ethnic cultures of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ariunaa E
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The National Museum of Ethnology is located in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, and it is about a 15 minute walk from Osaka Monorail "Expo Commemoration Park Station". Various things about ethnic groups around the world are displayed in the exhibition in the hall. Oceania, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kzokb
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This place is just overwhelming. An incredible collection of items from all over the world. It is also (very surprisingly) hardly ever crowded. We live in the area and go a few times a year and never get bored. I've been to museums all over...More

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank drsOsaka_Japan
Reviewed 20 September 2017

There was a special exhibit on about a European who introduced Japanese culture to Europe which was extremely good with art objects that were world class. However the main museum show we found to be overwhelming and cluttered. Each room is packed with objects that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank imagier
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

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 visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank sakura27
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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 entire houses of groups from Bedouin nomads to Aynu of Hokkaido in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank JudithG999
Reviewed 10 May 2016

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, slightly less from Umeda area. Take the red light...More

Date of experience: May 2016
5  Thank travel_lover_2010a
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

A very fascinating museum with many room, video and a free english audio guide A must see The parc auround and the japanese parc very close are very nice Un fascinant musée très bien fait avec un audio guide en anglais À voir !!!!

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank farid E
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