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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Osaka
National Museum of Art, Osaka
# 15   of 22 most visited
sights in Osaka

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The National Art Museum of Osaka (国立国際美術館, Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan) occupies two underground floors on Nakanoshima Island in central Osaka. The museum focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.

The museum's current building was opened in 2007 and was designed to represent the growth and shape of a bamboo plant. The facility was formerly housed in the Expo Museum of Fine Arts, built for the Osaka Expo in 1970.

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How to get there
The National Museum of Art is located on Nakanoshima Island directly adjacent to the Osaka Science Museum. Take the Yotsubashi Subway Line to Higobashi Station, from where the museum can be reached in a 5-10 minute walk. Nakanoshima Station on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line is even closer.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:10:00 to 17:00 (until 19:00 on Fridays)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time
Closed:Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday)
New Year holidays, irregular closing when exhibitions change
Admission:420 yen (permanent collection), fees vary for special exhibitions

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Osaka offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets. The most convenient base for exploring the city and its surroundings is the Umeda district around JR Osaka Station. Also convenient is the Namba district, the city's prime nightlife area. The Shin-Osaka Station area does not offer much entertainment and dining options, but is most convenient for travelers using the shinkansen.
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English Links
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