Japan Osaka Tennoji

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

A cornerstone of culture in Osaka, showcasing the history and artistic heritage of Japan through its notable collection

Photo of Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, Japan (R1071047 by yoppy)

The Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, inaugurated on May 1, 1936, is home to more than 8,000 artworks that reflect the rich artistic traditions of Japan and East Asia. Situated in the Tennoji area within the serene Tennoji Park, it is a pivotal cultural institution in Osaka, offering insights into the region’s history with its extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and calligraphy.

About Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

The museum’s establishment was facilitated by a significant contribution from the Sumitomo family, including the picturesque Keitakuen Garden. Specializing in Japanese and East Asian art, the museum’s collection includes notable works such as Hokusai’s “Shell Gathering,” Mi Fu’s “Calligraphy in Grass Script,” and other significant pieces across various dynasties.

Known for its Japanese modern art from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, the museum enables visitors to explore masterpieces by artists like Yokoyama Taikan, Takehisa Yumeji, and Tsuguharu Foujita. The Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts engages the public with special exhibitions, educational programs, and lectures, enhancing the appreciation of art among a diverse audience.

The museum’s architecture is a highlight in itself, with modern galleries that harmonize with the tranquil environment. As a significant cultural venue, the museum enhances Osaka’s art scene and stands as an essential destination for art lovers.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the Keitakuen Garden, complementing the museum’s indoor treasures. The surrounding Tennoji area enriches the experience, offering a range of attractions and activities that contribute to a multifaceted cultural journey.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

M 23

 Midosuji Line + 4 more

 5-10 minute walk (600m)
K 19

 Sakaisuji Line + 1 more

 5-10 minute walk (800m)
O 19

 JR Osaka Loop Line + 2 more

 10-20 minute walk (1.0km)
T 28

 Tanimachi Line

 10-20 minute walk (1.1km)
NK 02

Nankai Imamiyaebisu
 Nankai Main Line + 1 more

 10-20 minute walk (1.2km)
Y 16

 Yotsubashi Line + 1 more

 10-20 minute walk (1.7km)

Around Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Art Museum in Osaka

open 9:30am - 4:30pm
closed Monday, unless a holiday (and other days)


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