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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

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Address: 1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6223-0055
09:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in...

A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.

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Interesting Museum & exhibitions

On the river, nice museum and great temporary exhibition about Imari ceramics for European palaces. For the ceramics lovers. And nice rose flowers garden and even a beer garden... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2014
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

On the river, nice museum and great temporary exhibition about Imari ceramics for European palaces. For the ceramics lovers. And nice rose flowers garden and even a beer garden close to the museum!

Thank Luxiah
Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

They seem to have more porcelain than ceramic pieces.

Thank highlighter1234
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Like most museums, you have to be open to taking time to look at art. But as long as you're a fan of museums, art, or ceramics then you're in for a treat! While relatively small, they have a wonderful permanent collection of Chinese and Korean ceramics on display. You can really get a feel for the different styles over... More 

Thank Jonathan N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

If you like ceramic, the museum got a decent collection of ancient Chinese and Japanese items. Exhibitions can be seasonal, so you'll have to try your luck. Not the most sublime experience, but if you are into ceramics, then it won't be a waste of time.

Thank Lily B
Palmyra, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Lotus themed visit with beautiful photos of the lotus flower. Excellent lighting to further enhance the beautiful ceramics. Korean, Japanese and Chinese ceramics also Persian are displayed beautifully. Each display has English descriptions so I was able to learn a great deal. I think it was under 10$ to visit and I think I read somewhere that a certain day... More 

1 Thank 59galtraveler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We include our visit as part of our Walk along the scenic and wonderful Nakanoshima Park, one early April morning.. It is just opposite the Osaka Central Public Hall. This is a very well presented museum located 5 mins walk from Naniwabashi Station and a further walk from the Yodoyabashi Sta.(exit No.1) 淀屋橋 of Subway Midosuji line. This museum contains... More 

Thank J&S_Singapore
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is a small but good museum of oriental ceramics tracing historical timelines. Not only are the exhibits good and historically interesting, the method with which natural lighting is brought into the showcases is very noteworthy. At the time of my visit, there was a theme of lotus in the ceramic artefacts: both ceramic and photographic. Very well matched.

Thank BluebirdOverRainbow
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

As most of people acknowledge, the ceramics are derived out of Far East or Asian Culture, hence if you would like to see some real interesting and breath taking ceramic design and styles you should pay a visit to this specific museum. You can find some ceramics to buy at your own budget here.

1 Thank Andy George S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Unless you are interested in the history of ceramics in China, Korea and Japan, this could be a bit "samey". There were lots of pieces of "white" pottery from the same period. The normal collection was more interesting than the special exhibition but unfortunately it is quite a small section of the display. I would not bother unless I was... More 

Thank Grace S
Los Angeles
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

If you enjoy ceramics, you will enjoy a visit here. Principal collections are Korean and Chinese, with some work from Japan. Pieces are of exquisite quality. It's a great way to spend a couple of quiet hours. It was raining the day we went, so made it all the better.

Thank Rooz

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