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National Museum of Ethnology

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Highly educational, engaging, and relaxing experience

We've been here few times and never get bored. They offer free audio guide in English (and other... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Ariunaa E
It is a museum where you can learn about the ethnic culture of the world.

The National Museum of Ethnology is located in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, and it is about a 15... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Osaka, Japan
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10-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita 565-0826, Osaka Prefecture
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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

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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

1  Thank kzokb
Reviewed 30 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

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

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.

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

2  Thank Judith G
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

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 !!!!

2  Thank farid E
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Perhaps because it is a 15-20 minute walk from the Monorail station Bamako-Kinen-Koen through the Expo Park, this museum does not seem to enjoy the number of visitors that it deserves. It is housed in a modern, architecturally-significant building, set in beautiful parkland with flowering...More

5  Thank Old-Aus-Academic
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent museum with extensive displays. We spent 5 hours and could only cover a part of it quickly. The English language guide was excellent. The use of the actual researchers who collected the materials to prepare and present in the audiovisual guide was fantastic.

4  Thank Mike O
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