National Museum of Art, Osaka


Museums & Sights


In 2004, Osaka razed its old National Museum of Art and replaced it with an eye-popping piece of architecture by Cesar Pelli. Dubbed ‘the submarine’ because of its subterranean location, the 13,500sq m museum is entirely concealed, but for an explosion of steel and glass at ground level, representing reeds waving in the wind. The galleries are home to modern art by Japanese and international masters, including Cezanne, Picasso and Ernst.

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Review updated October 2009



4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka

Transport Watanabebashi station, exit 1 (Keihan Nakanoshima line); or Higobashi station, exit 3 (Yotsubashi line).

Telephone 066 447 4680

Open 10am-4.30pm mon-thur, sat, sun; 10am-6.30pm fri.

Admission Admission ¥420.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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