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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

Museum for ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock prints) which mainly houses and displays a collection of popular Kabuki actor prints from the Bunka and Bunsei eras (late in the Edo period)

Basic information

This is the only museum in the world that features a permanent exhibition of Kamigata Ukiyoe, or Kamigata woodblock prints. Kamigata Ukiyoe were printed and sold in Kamigata―which is what the Osaka-Kyoto region was commonly called during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The Kamigata region, which in those days had a much longer tradition of art and culture behind it than did Edo area (present-day Tokyo), created woodblock prints which were quite different from those of the Edo area. They were much more realistic, tending to express the true personalities of their subjects, especially of the great Kabuki actors of the day. The Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum has some 50 works in its permanent exhibition.

  • Location

    〒 542-0076 1-6-4 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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  • Closed

    Mondays (closed the following day when holidays fall on Monday)
  • Open

    11:00 - 18:00 (admissions close 17:30, shops close 20:00)
  • Price

    Individuals: adults (high school age and over) ¥500, elementary school students ¥300
    ¥300 for individuals with disability passbooks
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  • Directions

    5-minute walk from Namba Walk exit 16 via Namba Station on the Kintetsu Railway and Osaka Metro Yotsubashi, Midosuji, and Sennichimae Lines
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