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Osaka Human Rights Museum

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Address: 3-6-36 Naniwanishi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0026, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6561-5891
10:00 - 16:30
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We got the english audio guides, but the friendly ladies at the information desk also furnished us with a file of information of the various exhibits in english. Hence,even though... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We got the english audio guides, but the friendly ladies at the information desk also furnished us with a file of information of the various exhibits in english. Hence,even though most exhibits were in japanese, we were still able to understand the local context and themes. We were basically alone in the expansive museum, and enjoyed the opportunity to explore... More 

1 Thank breeps
Ashby De La Zouch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We went here and got the English audio guides but despite these found it too much like hard work and left half way round. There is very little written in English and the audio guide speaks really slowly and takes too long to impart a small amount of information. It was very frustrating and as we only had one day... More 

1 Thank Barkerfamily
Turku, Finland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a very important museum, unfortunately the exhibition is quite messy and unorganized (probably due to cut fundings). Audioguide available, but will not help much, more info in the (outdated?) booklet you will recive together with the audioguides. There is still a lot of information on the walls that is only given in Japanese. Also be careful not to... More 

2 Thank Murmeln
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum with important themes. Little information in English, there's and audio guide and some subtitled films. I bet if you read Japonese it's a lot more interesting.

Thank Mara C
Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

You might not find this in the guide books but it is definitely worth a visit. Really interesting and gives a real insight into another aspect of Japan.

Thank Cath S
Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

A very interesting and informative museum, that explains about the situation of a number of (former or current) disadvantaged groups of Japanese society (e.g. Ainu, Koreans, Burakumin, women). The museum tells also about the history of the discrimination of different groups of people and it has a a lot of interesting sociological photos as well. When I was there one... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2014

A wonderfully informative museum and the only human rights museum in the world! I can't understand the other posts stating there is no English; I found a huge amount of material there in English and have visited three times. Very cheap and well worth it!

Thank Sarah S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

This museum got high recommendations online and we were very much looking forward to it, being very interested in the Ainu, Burakumin, etc. In retrospect, we should have skipped it entirely. The displays are aimed at primary school children, and seemed to be designed accordingly. The museum is entirely in Japanese. We were provided with complimentary audio guides, however all... More 

4 Thank Yay_Hanna
Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Most interesting and important themes, but the fact that the information in English is scant, really left me wanting for more. The exhibit is well displayed, well documented, but almost all in Japanese. I wished I could read that language, as I was missing something I am sure is unique and fascinating. Would be great if everything translated in English.... More 

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