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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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Primarily a Korean Ceramics Museum, Worth a Visit If You Like Ceramics

I visited this museum with my (first generation) 48 year old Korean-American wife, my 77 year old Japanese-American mother, two daughters ages 12 and 11. I am familiar with Asian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum with my (first generation) 48 year old Korean-American wife, my 77 year old Japanese-American mother, two daughters ages 12 and 11. I am familiar with Asian art, so visiting this museum is not new territory for me. My wife said her father told her most great Korean art is in Japan, so she should see it... More 

Thank gocats89
Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

breathtaking ceramics in this small specialist museum, very varied and beautiful collection of chinese japanese and other potteries. don't forget to check out the books at the ticket counter. very quiet first thing in the morning

Thank webabla
Hong Kong, China
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This museum has one of the more important and comprehensive collection of oriental ceramics in the world. Layout and environment is very good, and English captions for most of the exhibits.

Thank ECWorld
San Francisco Peninsula
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268 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Beautifully done museum, with excellent lighting and displays. Signs in both Japanese and English. All pieces beautifully presented and explained, with a substantial but not overwhelming number of pieces on display. I confess to not having a long-standing deep love of Oriental Ceramics, but I was able to pretend to myself that I did...for a while. Then I breezed through... More 

2 Thank lsmkw
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The building is well located next to the river, you can have a nice walk. The architecture is clasic and elegant. If you enjoy and apreciate the pottery this is the right place. Is not crowed so you can take your time to watch the exposition.

Thank Erika G
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The museum contains a donated private collection of mostly Korean pottery, with a smaller number of Chinese pieces, and only a handful of Japanese works. I guess it was different from what I was expecting given the name and location of the museum. There are a number of nice items. The current admission fee is 800¥ per person.

2 Thank HT2345
Osaka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I like Japanese pottery and often visit kilns in outlying country areas. Somehow though this place just left me bored. Some great examples of pottery from different eras and countries. Not sure if it was just my mood on the day but I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to the average tourist unless they needed to escape the sun after... More 

Thank OsakaDan
Lampang, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The collections are really exquisite. There was also an English radio explaination too. When I was there, they had held an exhibition for a very famous potter "Miyagawa Kozan". His collections are very beautiful and very detailed. Worth every bit of coins spent lol PS You cannot take pictures unless those ceramics were shown in the lobby.

Thank Prod I
porto alegre, brasil
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Do not miss the trip to this museum! If you do enjoy oriental culture , stroll around this lovely museum, with a fantastic exposition of oriental vases and ceramic !

Thank apioantunes
Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Especially beautiful and graceful collection of asian ceramics including Chinese and Corean, with an incredible temporary exhibition of a Japanese artist. Can spend an interesting and educational hour learning about techniques for glazing and decorating ceramics, and finding pleasure in a less common art. In the middle of a park-like island on the river.

Thank TabascoRed

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