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The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I think the museum is worth a visit if you are in Osaka. For a start, it’s a nice building in a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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Nice building, great atmosphere. Quiet calm Small and most of the exhibits are pretty poor Small... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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  • Excellent15%
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  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
19 Aug 2018
30 Mar 2018
“Not for everyone”
The museum will be closed while exhibitions are changed from October 15 to November 2, 2018. The next exhibition "New Wave: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1980s" will be started from November 3, 2018.
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4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6447-4680
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I think the museum is worth a visit if you are in Osaka. For a start, it’s a nice building in a small island which is the cultural hotspot of the city. The permanent collection is quite small so you can see everything quite quickly....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

First of all, modern contemporary art which is displayed at this museum is not everybods cup of tea. Also, we found that most of the installations did not impress us, only a few pf the installations were somewhat interessting to us. Of course, personal taste...More

1  Thank Tommy S
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is a modern/contemporary art museum, so if that is not up your alley, you won't like this I like and prefer modern art, but even for me, their current 40th anniversary exhibition is hard to like. Not sure if they had a permanent/better collection,...More

1  Thank bcheong
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This gallery is provincial at best and in no way a national gallery. In contrast, the nearby Museum of ceramics is outstanding.

Thank John S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Waist of time the collection is very small. Not impresive.w did not see the babel collection maybe it is worth visiting.

Thank Yoav E
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I had eagerly looked forward to my visit here: "National", "Art", a winning combination in anybody's book. I arrived around 15:00 on a Saturday afternoon. Many people entering. A line for tickets. Two possibilities: a visit to their permanent collection, and a visit to a...More

1  Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nice building, great atmosphere. Quiet calm Small and most of the exhibits are pretty poor Small charge to get in. Don't plan more than half hour

Thank Motley2112
Reviewed 6 August 2017

not the biggest art gallery but what was on show was good, the highlight though was the cafe with great food and cakes, with a special dish based upon the special exhibition on display

1  Thank 696Mark12
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for an art museum in the centre of one of Japan's biggest cities, and though the art was beautiful - incomparable - it lacked the zest for creativity that I'd anticipated. Lucas Cranach and Pierre Alechinsky have both completed incredible paintings,...More

Thank m0nicamills
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ikko Tanaka posters were on during our visit. The museum isn't the biggest or grandest if you are use to large museums, but like everything in Japan it is compact and carries just the right amount of content to trigger your senses. I thought it...More

1  Thank Alexander K
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