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

Admission fees, group tour, and closed days

Groups (discount, bookings etc.)

Hours

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entry permitted until 4:30 p.m.)
The Museum is closed on Wednesdays.
When a national holiday falls on a Wednesday, the Museum is closed instead on the following day.
The Museum is closed from December 28 until January 4 for the year-end and New Year period.

◇ The Museum may be closed because of bad weather.
When a storm warning is announced for Osaka city and the northern Osaka area, and also when the Natural and Cultural Garden is closed because of the weather, the Museum will also be closed. For further information, please call 06-6876-2151.

Admission charges

Admission Charges for the Permanent Exhibitions
  Individual Groups
(20 persons or more)
Adults \420 \350
Students: High School and University \250 \200
Children: Elementary and Junior High schools Free Free
  • An additional charge may be necessary for Special Exhibitions.
  • Ticket Counter is on the 2nd Floor of the Main Exhibition Building. (Tickets for Special Exhibitions are also available at the ticket counter of the Special Exhibition Hall.)
  • In the Main Exhibition Building, Entrance Hall, Museum Shop, and Restaurant on the 1st Floor, and the Information Zone on the 2nd floor are available free of charge.
  • Please show an admission ticket when you participate in Special Lectures and Performances, and Minpaku Film Shows or Minpaku World Cinemas.
    *Participation in Minpaku Seminars is free of charge(No need to purchase a ticket).
Payment Methods for Admission Charges

Admission charges can be paid with the following credit cards and prepaid cards.

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Discount Information
April 1, 2018
Qualifications for services Main Exhibitions Special Exhibitions
Discount Categories Groups (20 persons or more) Group discount Group discount
Repeater (within the previous three months) Group discount Group discount
Visitors aged 65 or older (please present document showing age). Group discount Group discount
Visitors who use the Museum as part of the specialized course work (college, undergraduate and graduate school students).
[Students with teacher (Advance application is required).]
Free Free
Visitors who use the Museum as part of the specialized course work (college, undergraduate, graduate, and vocational school students).
[Students without teacher (A copy of syllabus is required).]
Group discount Group discount
High school students who use the Museum for writing school assignment. Group discount Group discount
Visitors with disability certificate and one accompanying person. Free Free
Every Saturday for high school students. Free Free
Special ticket Categories Minpaku Free Pass (for pass owner only) Free Discount Difference
Museums Gurutto Pass Kansai Free Group discount
Advance tickets (available at major convenience stores) Group discount Group discount
Smart phone tickets [PassMe!] Group discount Group discount
Banpaku All Passport (for passport owner only) Group discount Group discount
Banpaku-koen Member Shops Group discount Group discount
Tower of the Sun admission tickets Group discount Group discount
Membership Categories Minpaku Associates Free Discount Difference
Minpaku Campus Members (for member card owner only) Free Free
Collaboration service for Associates of other institutions Group discount Group discount
JAF [Japan Automobile Federation] (for member card owner only) Group discount Group discount
e-kenet card [KEIHAN] (for card owner only) Group discount Group discount
KANSAI THRU PASS (Surutto KANSAI) 2-day/3-day ticket (for pass owner only) Group discount Group discount
Osaka Mecenat Card (for card owner only) Group discount Group discount
Rekishikaido Club (for member card owner only) Group discount Group discount

※Discount difference is the balance between Group Admission Charge for the Special Exhibition and Group Admission Charge for the Permanent Exhibition.

* When you come to the Museum through the Natural and Cultural Gardens, please purchase a Minpaku ticket at full price at the gate. The discounted amount will be reimbursed to you at the ticket counter in the Museum. (You will be asked to show your member card and ticket to receive discount.)

【Discount categories】

Group admission (20 or more people)
For detailed information about group admission, please see the page "Group Visits"
Click here for detailed information

Repeat visitors
Please keep and submit previous tickets within from the previous three months.

Visitors aged 65 and over
Please show a document that certifies your age.

Visitors who use the Museum as part of the specialized course work (college, undergraduate, graduate, and vocational school students).
Please submit a copy of the class and syllabus outline. Teachers who wish to accompany students, or utilize museum resources for a course as a part of lectures or seminars, please see "Guide to Educational Resources at Minpaku for University Students and Their Teachers".
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

High school students who use the Museum for writing school assignment.
When you arrive, please fill in the form "Application for Admission Charge Discount for High School Students" at the ticket counter in the Museum. Discount rates apply to you.
* When you come to the Museum through the Natural and Cultural Gardens, please purchase a full-price Minpaku ticket at the gate. The discounted amount will be reimbursed to you at the ticket counter in the Museum.

Visitors with disability certificate and one accompanying person.
Admission is free for visitors with a disability certificate and also for one accompanying person. Parking fees in the Expo'70 Commemoration Park may be waived.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Every Saturday for high school students.
Admission is free every Saturday for high school students.

【Special ticket categories】

Minpaku Free Pass (for pass owner only)
You can visit the Museum as often as you wish by purchasing this one-year pass.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Museums Gurutto Pass Kansai
"Museum Gurutto Pass, Kansai" includes a discount for Minpaku.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Advance tickets (available at Seven Eleven, Lawson, MINISTOP, Family Mart and Circle K Sunkus throughout Japan)
A Minpaku discount admission ticket for the Permanent Exhibition (honkantenji waribiki kanranken) is available in advance at Seven Eleven, Lawson, MINISTOP, Family Mart and Circle K Sunkus throughout Japan.
*This service uses JTB Leisure Tickets.
*Product Number: 0249500
*Valid for one month from the date of issue. Non-refundable.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Smart phone tickets [PassMe!]
A Minpaku discount admission ticket is available through smart phone ticketing service (PassMe!).
*Purchase through a smart phone website.
*Valid for 180 days including the date of purchase.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Banpaku All Passport (for passport owner only)
"Expo'70 Commemoration Park" provides discount service.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Banpaku-koen Member Shops
Please bring a discount ticket issued by the following shops in the Expo'70 Commemoration Park.
*REST HOUSE ROSEPARK
*Korokke Burger OASIS
*CENTRAL CAFE

*RESTHOUSE KIDS PARK
If you show a Minpaku admission ticket at these shops, you will receive 10 % discount on eating and drinking as well as purchase (excluding goods from vending machines) there.

Tower of the Sun admission tickets
If you show a Tower of the Sun admission ticket at the ticket counter in the Museum, discount rates apply to you.

【Membership Categories】

Minpaku Associates
This service is provided for "Minpaku Associates". Please show your membership card at the ticket counter in the Museum.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Minpaku Campus Members (for member card owner only)
This service is provided for campus members in collaboration with Minpaku and higher educational institutions. Please show your ID issued by the institutes you belong at the ticket counter in the Museum.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Collaboration service for Associates of other institutions
This service is provided for Associates of other institutions on the basis of mutual collaboration with Minpaku. Please show your membership card issued by the institutions at the ticket counter in the Museum.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

JAF [Japan Automobile Federation] (for member card owner only)
"JAF [Japan Automobile Federation] Card" includes a discount for Minpaku. Please show your JAF Card when you purchase a ticket.
Click here for detailed information.

e-kenet Card [KEIHAN] (for card owner only)
"e-kenet Card [KEIHAN]" includesa discount for Minpaku. Please show your e-kenet VISA Card when you purchase a ticket.
Click here for detailed informaion [in Japanese]

KANSAI THRU PASS (Surutto KANSAI) 2-day/3-day ticket (for pass owner only)
"KANSAI THRU PASS (Surutto KANSAI)" includes a discount for Minpaku. Please show your KANSAI THRU PASS (Surutto KANSAI) 2-day/3-day ticket when you purchase a ticket.
Click here for detailed information

Osaka Mecenat Card (for card owner only)
"Osaka Mecenat Card" includes a discount for Minpaku. Please show your Osaka Mecenat Card when you purchase a ticket.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Rekishikaido Club (for member card owner only)
"Rekishikaido(History Road) Club" includes a discount for Minpaku. Please show your membership card when you purchase a ticket.
Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Admission Free Days in 2018

◆2018
September 15 (Sat), November 17 (Sat), November 18 (Sunday)
◆2019
February 24 (Sunday), March 10 (Sun)
* For high school students, admission is free every Saturday.

◇ Notes:
* Free admission only to the Permanent Exhibition. (When a Thematic Exhibition is open, it is also free of charge.)
When a Special Exhibition is open on Admission Free Days, admission charge is required for visiting the Special Exhibition.

Entering the Natural and Cultural Gardens

  • For primary school and junior high school students to pass through the Natural and Cultural Gardens, please notify that you are going to Minpaku at the manned entrance gates (Central Gate, West Gate and North Gate) of the Natural and Cultural Gardens and receive a free passing ticket.
  • For high school, college and university students and adults, please purchase a Minpaku admission ticket at the entrance gates (Central Gate, West Gate and North Gate) of the Natural and Cultural Gardens, which allow you pass through the park free of charge.
  • From Koen-Higashiguchi station, you can visit the Museum without passing through the area that requires admission fee in the Natural and Cultural Gardens, as well as from the dedicated path to the National Museum of Ethnology on the right side of Japanese Garden Gate.
    Click here for passing through the Nihon Teien Mae Gate
  • If you are a member of the Minpaku Associates, please notify that you are going to the Museum at the manned entrance gates (Central Gate, West Gate and North Gate) of the Natural and Cultural Gardens and receive a free passing ticket.

Click here for detailed information [in Japanese]

Contact Information

Public Relations Planning Section, Office of Administration
National Museum of Ethnology
10-1 Senri Expo Park,
Suita, Osaka 565-8511,
Japan

Telephone: +81-6-6876-2151
Fax: +81-6-6875-0401