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

Food Culture in Korea and Japan: the Tastes of NANUM and OMOTENASHI

The Special Exhibition Hall, National Museum of Ethnology
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Entry permitted until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed on
Every Wednesday (If Wednesday is a national holiday, closed the following day instead)
Admission Free Days
September 12 (Saturday), September 21 (Monday, a national holiday), November 3 (Monday, a national holiday)
National Museum of Ethnology, and The National Folk Museum of Korea
Osaka Institute of Technology, Kyoto University of Art and Design, and Korea National University of Arts
Korean Cultural Center and The Senri Foundation
The Korea Foundation, The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund (KANSAI OSAKA 21st Century Association), and The Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation
Admission Fee
Adults ¥830 (¥560), senior high school and college/university students ¥450 (¥250), elementary and junior high school students ¥250 (¥130) *Visitors can also view the regular exhibits.
  • The discount fees in parentheses are applied to visitors in groups of 20 or more, college students who use the museum for classes, senior high school students who use the museum for the purpose of writing papers for classes, those who have visited the museum within the previous three months, and those who are 65 years old and over. (Appropriate documents are required to receive a discount.) "College students" includes students of junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, and vocational schools. When entering from Shizen-bunka-en (the Natural and Cultural Gardens), please purchase a museum admission ticket from the ticket machine located next to the gate. With the ticket, you can pass through the park free of charge. Admission is free for a visitor with a physical disability certificate and also for his/her attendant. Admission to the museum is free every Saturday for elementary school, junior high school, and senior high school students; however, if you come to the museum through Shizen-bunka-en, an admission fee is charged for the park.