The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

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The Special Exhibition Hall, National Museum of Ethnology
Exhibition Period
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Entry is permitted until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed on
Wednesdays (Except for May 1)
Presented by
The National Museum of Ethnology
Planning cooperation
Japan Toy Culture Foundation
Assisted by
Otsuma Women's University, The Senri Foundation, The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Admission Fee
Adults - \420 (\350), Senior high school and college/university students - \250 (\200),
Elementary and junior high school students - Free.
※Visitors can also view regular exhibits.
※We perform some display substitution during this period.
  • Admission fee
  • Those in brackets ( ) are discount charges for groups of more than 20 people, people of universities and the like* who use this facility as part of their classwork, high school students writing reports, repeat visitors within 3 months after the last visit, and people 65 years old and older (certification required).
    ※University students and the like include students of two-year colleges, universities, graduate schools, and specialist courses of special training schools
  • Those holding physical disability certificates may enter free of charge with one attendant.
  • On every Saturday, high school students may enter free of charge. Please receive a pass permit at the attendant window of the Natural culture garden (center gate, west gate, north gate).
  • For high school students, university students and general public, please buy museum admission tickets at the window of the Natural culture garden (center gate, west gate, north gate). You can pass through the garden free of charge.
  • For elementary school children and middle school children, when you wish to pass through the Natural culture garden (pay area), please notify the attendant at the window of the Natural culture garden (center gate, west gate, north gate) “I am going to MINPAKU” and receive a pass permit.
  • From the east gate, you can come to this museum without passing through the Natural culture garden (pay area).
  • When you are going to the Natural culture garden (pay area), you should pay the admission fee.

●Shuttle Bus Service

A shuttle service from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail Line to the National Museum of Ethnology operates during the exhibition period. Please use our shuttle bus service.

11 round trips per day · The bus ride takes 10 min · Free of charge

◆The service is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays between March 21 (Thursday) and May 28 (Tuesday).

※Might be temporarily unavailable when the Expo '70 Commemorative Park holds an event.

More details can be found here. [in Japanese]