Osaka Museum of History Tours

Work your way through centuries of the past at the Osaka Museum of History, opened in 2003. Located just across from the Osaka Castle, head to the top floor to see great views of the castle.

Exhibits chronicle Osaka'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.

Designed from top to bottom, visitors start on the 10th floor and work their way down to the 7th, passing through galleries which focus on the Age of the Naniwa Palace, the Age of the Hongan-ji Temple, and the Age of Greater Osaka. Archaeological remains are displayed in the building’s basement.

Take the Highlights Course if you’re short of time, or follow a more leisurely and detailed route with the Complete Course.

Practical Info

The Osaka Museum of History is in the cutting-edge, sail-shaped NHK Broadcast Center building, a short walk west from Osaka Castle. The closest station is Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo and Tanimachi Subway Lines, a five minute walk from the museum.

The closest JR station is Morinomiya Station on the JR Loop Line, a 20-30 minute walk from the museum.
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Address: 1-32 Otemae 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0008, Japan
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Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sat - Mon 9:30am - 5pm (until 8pm on Fridays). Closed Tuesdays and Dec 28 - Jan 4
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Admission: Adults: ¥ 600, Junior High and Elementary School Students: Free
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Osaka Full-Day Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise

Wander past the most famous attractions in Osaka during this 6-hour, guided walking tour that includes lunch and a 1-hour river cruise. Follow your guide as you check out landmarks such as Osaka Castle and visit the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building, before boarding your ship to admire sights including the Twin Towers and City Hall on Nakanoshima Isle. Your Osaka walking excursion and river cruise also includes all entrance fees.
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Osaka Afternoon Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise

Discover the best sights of Osaka during this 4-hour tour and river cruise. First join your guide to explore Osaka Castle, one of the city’s best-known sights, taking time to enjoy the castle’s unique architecture and wealth of exhibits. Then climb aboard your boat for a cruise around nearby Nakanoshima lsle. During your ride you be able to admire seasonal views like colorful autumn leaves or blossoming cherry trees, as well as landmarks including the Umeda Sky Building, City Hall and Osaka Castle. Your Osaka excursion also includes all admission fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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