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National Museum of Ethnology

  • Traditions & history

One of the largest museums of ethnology, where people can encounter life and culture from around the world

The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) was founded in 1974 and opened to the public in 1977.
Minpaku is a comprehensive research museum with academic staff specializing in ethnology and related fields.
It holds extensive collections of cultural artifacts and related materials (digital, audio-visual, and printed).
We aim to provide the general public with accurate and current information on societies around the world, in order to facilitate mutual understanding among all people.


National Museum of Ethnology

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

Original postcards are given at the ticket counter

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2024


Address10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511
Access●15 minutes walk through park, from either Bampaku-Kinen-Koen Station or Koen-Higashiguchi Station
●Buses from Hankyu Ibaraki-shi Station, or Japan Railways (JR) Ibaraki Station, to stop at Nihon-teien-mae (the Japanese Garden) .Then, 13 minutes walk from each stop.
Hours10:00-17:00 (Entry permitted until 16:30)
Regular holidayWednesdays (when Wednesday falls on a national holiday, we close on the next day.)
Also closed December 28th –January 4th
FeeAdults 580 yen
Students( College and University)250 yen
Children(High School student and younger)Free Admission