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Museum of Oriental Ceramics

1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6223-0055
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Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramics.

A very nice collection of earthenware and ceramics dating back to the 6th century. Well displayed... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Excellent specialist museum

I am an amateur potter so for me this museum was brilliant. On display were a relatively small but... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Camilla H
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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A collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics – among the best in the world – is displayed at this outstanding museum.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1-1-26 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6223-0055
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

A very nice collection of earthenware and ceramics dating back to the 6th century. Well displayed and explained in English and Japanese. There was an extensive special exhibition of Herend porcelain from Hungary while I was there. The museum is right next to City Hall...More

Thank SaveyFLTraveler
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I am an amateur potter so for me this museum was brilliant. On display were a relatively small but very fine selection of early Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramics, some very special and lovely pieces. There was also a very large temporary exhibition (when I...More

Thank Camilla H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank gocats89
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

2  Thank lsmkw
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...More

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 17 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...More

2  Thank HT2345
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...More

Thank OsakaDan
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Prod I
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