The National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO)

Museum in The Osaka Kita-ku area

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The National Museum of Art, Osaka opened in 1977 with the primary aim of collecting, storing and displaying both Japanese and foreign contemporary art as well as conducting related research. By making use of the Expo Museum of Fine Arts, which was built for Expo '70, the museum facility continued to encourage development in Japanese contemporary art. Some thirty years after its construction, it was decided to relocate the museum and build a new structure in the form of a completely underground facility in the western section of Osaka's Nakanoshima district.
The new museum, while continuing to pursue its original goal of presenting contemporary art, will introduce an even wider range of foreign and domestic art trends in addition to engaging in activities that correspond to a variety of public needs and expectations.

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Opening hours

From 10:00 to 17:00
fridays closing at 20:00, saturdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday but closed the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Adults ¥430; University Students ¥130; High School Students and under, under 17 free, Seniors over 65, Registered disabled free. Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.


Address: 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0005
Phone: 06-6447-4680 Fax: 06-6447-4699

15 minute walk from Yodoyabashi Station on the Midosuji subway line; 10 minutes walk from exit 2 at Higobashi station on the Yotsubashi subway line, 3 minute walk from bus stop Taminobashi on the Osaka Municipal bus.

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