Museum of Oriental Ceramics
The finest ceramics from Japan, China, and Korea are gathered under one roof at Osaka’s Museum of Oriental Ceramics, housing a collection that is considered among the best in the world. Of the 6,000-pieces, some 300 sit on display at any given time; highlights include two registered National Treasures.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics is divided among three floors, with the reception, gift shop, and a tea salon on the first floor, permanent and temporary exhibits on the second floor, and a collection of Korean ceramics on the third floor. The tea room overlooks the rose path within Nakanoshima Park and serves a variety of coffees and blended teas in Royal Copenhagen cups. You don’t need a museum ticket to enter the tea room.
Things to know before you go
*This museum is a must-visit for art lovers. *Most pieces in the permanent collection have descriptions in English. *Coin-operated lockers are available on the first floor and take 100-yen coins. *The museum is wheelchair accessible, and two wheelchairs are available for visitor use.
How to get there
To get to the museum, take the Sakai-suji subway to Kita-hama or the Mido-suji subway to Yodoya-bashi. After exiting the station, walk across the river and past the Central Public Hall.
When to get there
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays, except for national holidays. Docent-led tours of the galleries are offered on weekends and holidays.
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