Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts 大阪市立美術館

  • Published on : 06/05/2019
  • by : J.R.
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The Tennoji Park Museum

The Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Arts is a historic institution in the capital of Kansai, located in Tennoji Park since 1936. Discover its vast collection during your visit to the city!

The museum collections


The museum houses more than 8,000 works, including many " Important Cultural Properties ", works considered valuable and protected by the Cultural Properties Act.

The different collections, very varied, bear the names of their donors, often patrons and businessmen.

The largest is the Taman collection - comprising 663 works alone and focusing on Buddhist art.

In the permanent collections of the Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, you will find Chinese painting and calligraphy, ceramics, Buddhist stone statues, Japanese lacquer, and metal objects, painted kimonos, as well as then many Japanese paintings from the Edo period (1603-1868) and the Meiji era (1868-1912), notably from nihonga.


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Seated Buddha, China, 466

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Uemura Shoen, 1943

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Temporary exhibitions


Finally, it should be noted that this museum regularly organizes major temporary exhibitions, which are very popular with the inhabitants of Osaka. They can be concerned with Japanese or Asian art as well as European. For example, the museum has already organized exhibitions on Van Gogh, or even on Vermeer, in the spring of 2019. For the occasion, the museum is loaning some of the greatest masterpieces of the masters.

In 2018, the exhibition "The art of portraiture in the collections of the Louvre" was also held within its walls, a traveling exhibition produced in partnership between Japan and the famous museum.

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Vermeer exhibition poster

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    5 min walk from Tennoji Station (JR, Midosuji, and Tanimachi lines)
  • Price

    Adult: 300 yen ($2.50/2€)Students and high school students: 200 yen (1.75/1.50€)Rates for special exhibitions vary, between 1,400 and 1,800 yen (between $12-16/10€-14€)
  • Access

    Open 9:30 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday

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