National Museum of Ethnology
10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan
- Minpaku Collections Help Desk
- Pages with Useful Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Comment and Inquiry Form
Pages with Useful Information
- Contact Information of the Museum
- How to Get to the Museum
- Access Map to the Museum
- Facilities in the Exhibition Area
- How to Use the Museum Library
- Museum Volunteers
- About Employment Opportunities [in Japanese only]
- About the History of the Museum
- About the Museum E-mail Magazine "Minpaku E-news"
- About Academic Staff
- About Research Projects
- Educational Materials for Children
- Wallpapers and Screensavers for Downloading
Frequently Asked Questions
- General Information about the Museum Exhibition
- General Information
- How long does it take to walk through the Regular Exhibitions?
- Commonly it takes about one and a half to two hours.
- What is the total area of the Regular Exhibition Halls?
- Their surface area is about 9,000 square meters (97,000 square feet). If you follow the recommended route, the total distance is about 5 km (just over 3 miles).
- How many artifacts are exhibited in the Regular Exhibition?
- About 12,000 items. The total number of artifacts in the Museum Collection is 255,575 (as of April 2005), among which 240,000 items are listed in the Museum Catalog database.
- Can I take photographs in the Exhibition Halls?
- Taking photos for personal use is allowed, however, the use of tripods, monopods, and flashbulbs is not allowed. At some special exhibitions, additional restrictions apply, so if you are interested in taking photos at a special exhibition, please inquire in advance. For photography for commercial purposes, please inquire at the Information Counter.