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The Osaka Museum of History (j, Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan) opened in 2003 in a tall building next to NHK Osaka and just across the street from Osaka Castle. The building offers excellent views of the castle from its top floors.

The museum exhibits are visually oriented with several large models. They chronicle the city's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city's bustling shopping arcades of the early Showa Period.

The museum's collection is set up on the upper floors of the building while the lower floors are occupied by a restaurant, shop and spacious lobby. Museum visitors first take the elevator to the top floor and then follow the exhibition route down.

Getting there and around

Osaka Museum of History is located across from the southwest corner of Osaka Castle Park. The closest station is Tanimachi Yonchome Station on the Tanimachi and Chuo subway lines, a five minute walk from the museum. The closest JR station is Morinomiya Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line, a 20-30 minute walk from the museum.

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Hotels around Osaka

    • Kaneyoshi Ryokan
      A modern Japanese inn in Dotombori. the center of Osaka. 2 subway stations nearby. Close to many shops and Osaka Castle.
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    • Citadines Namba Osaka
      Luxury
      Citadines Namba Osaka has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Osaka. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms. At the hotel the rooms include air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, slippers and a hairdryer. The rooms have a kettle, while some rooms are fitted with a kitchen with a stovetop. At Citadines Namba Osaka each room is fitted with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Citadines Namba Osaka include Nipponbashi Catholic Church, Nipponbashi Park and Komyo-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 187 km from the hotel.
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    • Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
      Luxury
      Opened in March 2014, Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located on the high floors of Abeno Harukas building featuring direct access to Tennoji Station. Luxurious rooms feature free WiFi, and guests can enjoy 360 degree views of the city from the panoramic view point on the 58th floor. On-site private parking is available at an additional charge. The spacious air-conditioned rooms feature Sealy beds, a coffee machine, an electric kettle and a minibar. Ironing facilities, a safety deposit box and an en suite bathroom are included in each. Located above the 38th floor, all rooms offer stunning city views. Guests can work out at the fitness centre or shop at the Kintetsu Department Store located on the lower floors of the building. A free-use business centre is on site, while a museum and outdoor terrace can be enjoyed on the 16th floor. Luggage storage service is offered at the 24-hour front desk. The restaurant on the 57th floor offers Japanese and Western meals, as well as Teppanyaki grill dishes. A buffet restaurant featuring a bright open kitchen is available on the 19th floor. Miyako Osaka Marriott Hotel is a 10-minute train ride from Namba Station and a 20-minute train ride from Osaka/Umeda Station. Tennoji Zoo is a 10-minute walk away. Universal Studios Japan TM is located a 30-minute train ride away. Osaka Marriot Miyako Hotel is an Alliance Hotel of Universal Studios Japan TM. ? Universal Studios.
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    • InterContinental Hotel Osaka, an IHG Hotel
      Luxury
      Only a 5-minute walk from JR Osaka Train Station, InterContinental Osaka is located at the newly developed Grand Front Osaka. This 5-star hotel boasts 5 dining options, a 24-hour fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool. Free WiFi is available at the entire property and guests can enjoy refreshing massages during their luxurious stay. Umeda Station on the Midosuji Line is a 7-minute stroll from the hotel. Offering views of Osaka city from the 20th floor, Pierre restaurant serves exquisite contemporary French dishes. All Day Dining serves a buffet with various international dishes, drinks are available at Adee Bar and Lounge. Osaka InterContinental Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Osaka Castle and a 20-minute drive from Universal Studios Japan. Shin Osaka Station and Namba Station are both a 15-minute train ride away. Kansai International Airport is a 60-minute express train ride from JR Osaka Station.
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    • LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN
      Luxury
      LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and ticket service, along with free WiFi. The hotel has a garden and provides a terrace. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All units will provide guests with a fridge. A continental breakfast is available daily at LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN. Universal Studios Japan is 3.1 km from the accommodation, while Tempozan Ferris Wheel is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 22 km from LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN.
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    • HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi
      Mid-range
      3-star accommodation, HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi is located in central Osaka, 600 metres from Dotonbori River and the Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel, 700 metres from popular music and shopping district America Village. Conveniently located in the Chuo Ward, the hotel is situated 2.4 km from Shinsekai. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk with multi-lingual staff. Free WiFi is available at the hotel. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and desk. Free toiletries and rain shower are provided in all rooms, while certain rooms feature a bathtub. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Traditional locations such as Shitennoji Temple and Kuromon Ichiba Market are within 2.5 km from the hotel. Osaka Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport are both less than a one-hour train ride from HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi.
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    • Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi
      Mid-range
      Well situated in the Chuo Ward district of Osaka, Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi is set 200 metres from Hongan-ji Temple Tsumura Betsuin, 400 metres from OSTEC Exhibition Hall and 400 metres from Mitama Shrine. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests. The units at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. At Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi every room includes bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi include Nanba Betsuin Temple, Namba Shrine and Aramitsu Inari Daimyojin Shrine. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 18 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Royal Classic Osaka
      Luxury
      Set in Osaka, 400 metres from Motomachinaka Park, Hotel Royal Classic Osaka offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking and a bar. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views and free WiFi. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Royal Classic Osaka the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a buffet or American breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hotel Royal Classic Osaka include Orange Street, Glico Man Sign and Naniwa Park. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 20 km from the hotel.
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    • Miyako City Osaka Hommachi
      Luxury
      Well set in the Chuo Ward district of Osaka, Miyako City Osaka Hommachi is located 300 metres from Stage Ku, 800 metres from Nanba Betsuin Temple and 800 metres from Namba Shrine. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Hongan-ji Temple Tsumura Betsuin, Hoan-ji Temple and Mitama Shrine. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. Miyako City Osaka Hommachi provides certain units with city views, and rooms include a terrace. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at Miyako City Osaka Hommachi can enjoy a ? la carte breakfast. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Shinsaibashi Station, TKP Shinsaibashi Ekimae Conference Center and Zojugoi Yasuidoton Dobokukiko Monument. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 18 km from Miyako City Osaka Hommachi.
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    • Osaka Guest House U-En
      Budget-friendly
      Conveniently situated within a minute's walk from both Fukushima Train Station and Shin-Fukushima Subway Station, Osaka Guest House U-En is a hostel accommodation housed in a historic Japanese-style townhouse more than 100 years old. Free WiFi is available throughout the property, and a free-use internet PC is available at the lounge. This non-smoking property offers both dormitory rooms with bunk beds and private rooms fitted with traditional futon bedding. All rooms feature air conditioning and shared bathrooms. U-En Guest House provides a common kitchen with a microwave, a toaster, an electric kettle and kitchenware. Shared shower rooms can be used 24 hours and includes free toiletries. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the local area. The ground floor cafe serves freshly baked bread, curry and freshly brewed coffee. The property is a 15-minute walk from lively Umeda area, and JR Shin-Osaka Shinkansen (bullet train) Station can be reached within a 10-minute train ride. Iconic Osaka Castle is a 12-minute train ride away.
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    • Picnic Hostel Osaka
      Budget-friendly
      Open from December 2016, Picnic Hostel Osaka offers accommodation in Osaka, only a minute's stroll away from Sakuragawa Station Exit 1. Sakuragawa Station provides direct access to Nara and Kobe stations. Kyocera Dome and Amerikamura are a 16-minute stroll from the hostel, while the Minamihorie area is a 10-minute walk. JR Namba Station is a 12-minute stroll from the accommodation. Extras include slippers and a hairdryer. Picnic Hostel Osaka features free WiFi throughout the hostel. You will find a shared kitchen at the hostel. Glico Man Sign is 1.2 km from Picnic Hostel Osaka, while Namba CITY shopping mall is 1.4 km away. Osaka Itami Airport is 14 km from the hostel.
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