Osaka Museum of History

Attraction 4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0008, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016

1 hour
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Family
Museum
History
5.50 - 6.00 USD

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The Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館, Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan) opened in 2003 in a tall building next to NHK Osaka and just across the street from Osaka Castle. The building offers excellent views of the castle from its top floors.

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Why Osaka Museum of History is special ?

The Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館, Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan) opened in 2003 in a tall building next to NHK Osaka and just across the street from Osaka Castle. The building offers excellent views of the castle from its top floors. The museum exhibits are visually oriented with several large models. They chronicle the city's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city's bustling shopping arcades of the early Showa Period. The museum's collection is set up on the upper floors of the building while the lower floors are occupied by a restaurant, shop and spacious lobby. Museum visitors first take the elevator to the top floor and then follow the exhibition route down.

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Duration
6.0 days
Estimated
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0008, Japan

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I decided just to concentrate on the permanent exhibit here and although it wasn’t proffered, I knew there was an audio guide available. It cost another 400yen but it proved indispensible as the English descriptions on offer weren’t the best. The audio guide was top notch though and really made the whole thing worthwhile.There are 4 floors of exhibits dealing with Osaka in the period of the Naniwa Palace which the Emperor had built, thus making this area the capital briefly in the 7th and 8th centuries. The palace and grounds were subsequently excavated in the 50s and 60s and reconstructed; the museum has some excellent views of the Palace as it stands today close to the Castle. It also brought things up to date with some interesting displays (again helped 200% by the audio guide) of the Midosuji highway that is currently the main shopping street of Osaka. This coincided with the age of ‘Greater Osaka’ and the exhibits about pre-war Osaka shopping and kabuki were fascinating. It stopped short of making any mention of war, etc, but I guess that is neatly covered by Peace Osaka.A fine museum with interesting displays, but the audio guide really pushes it into "Excellent" territory.

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大阪城見学のついでに立ち寄った歴史博物館、入場料は600円・大阪城天守閣も600円、セット販売がされていて900円と300円もお得です。入り口からいきなり10階までエレベータで上がります。展示は順番に7階まで、大阪の古代→中世・近代→特集展示→街のパノラマと続きます。各階の下りエスカレーター前面には窓越しに大阪城が見え、今見た歴史が更に臨場感が増した気分です。街のパノラマでは、着物を着せてもらうサービスも・・町人姿で写真を撮ってる姿はとても楽しかったです。

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天守閣のチケットとペアで900円になると知り、行ってみました。NHKビルの中にあります。奇を衒った展示物はないですが、綺麗で静かでゆったり鑑賞できます。難波宮を上から眺められて良かったです(^^)

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I decided just to concentrate on the permanent exhibit here and although it wasn’t proffered, I knew there was an audio guide available. It cost another 400yen but it proved indispensible as the English descriptions on offer weren’t the best. The audio guide was top notch though and really made the whole thing worthwhile. There are 4 floors of exhibits dealing with Osaka in the period of the Naniwa Palace which the Emperor had built, thus making this area the capital briefly in the 7th and 8th centuries. The palace and grounds were subsequently excavated in the 50s and 60s and reconstructed; the museum has some excellent views of the Palace as it stands today close to the Castle. It also brought things up to date with some interesting displays (again helped 200% by the audio guide) of the Midosuji highway that is currently the main shopping street of Osaka. This coincided with the age of ‘Greater Osaka’ and the exhibits about pre-war Osaka shopping and kabuki were fascinating. It stopped short of making any mention of war, etc, but I guess that is neatly covered by Peace Osaka. A fine museum with interesting displays, but the audio guide really pushes it into

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