National Art Museum

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The National Art Museum of Osaka (国立国際美術館, Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan) occupies two underground floors on Nakanoshima Island in central Osaka. The museum focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.

The museum's current building was opened in 2007 and was designed to represent the growth and shape of a bamboo plant. The facility was formerly housed in the Expo Museum of Fine Arts, built for the Osaka Expo in 1970.

Get There and Around

The National Museum of Art is located on Nakanoshima Island directly adjacent to the Osaka Science Museum. Take the Yotsubashi Subway Line to Higobashi Station, from where the museum can be reached in a 5-10 minute walk. Nakanoshima Station on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line is even closer.

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Hours and Fees

Hours

10:00 to 17:00 (until 19:00 on Fridays)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time

Closed

Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday)
New Year holidays, irregular closing when exhibitions change

Fees

420 yen (permanent collection), fees vary for special exhibitions
Last updated: February 27, 2014
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