Open10:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
ClosedMondays, second Tuesday of each month, exhibit rotation periods, New Year holidays
The Japan Folk Art Museum was established to preserve and promote the creation of Japanese traditional handicrafts, which have been developed over centuries. In 1950, the Japan Folk Art Museum was first opened at Dojima, Kita Ward in Osaka, in a renovated rice warehouse built during the Edo period. In 1960, the 10th anniversary of the Museum's founding, the current building was constructed and opened. Traditional handicrafts have been used in daily lives of ordinary Japanese for centuries. Although these items are not created by famous artists, they have highly artistic qualities. The Japan Folk Art Museum has worked to preserve and promote handicraft techniques, while carrying out activities to help enhance quality of life by promoting the use of beautiful handicrafts in daily life. The Museum exhibits many handicraft items, which represent excellent Japanese handicraft techniques that are recognized worldwide. Visit the Museum to view the ideal balance of functionality and beauty in Japanese traditional handicraft, an integral component of Japanese culture.
Location〒 556-0011 3-7-6 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
DirectionsRoughly a 10-minute walk from Namba Station on the Nankai Railway and Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
PriceAdults ¥500, students 15 and over ¥300, children 6 - 14 ¥150