Lest you think Osaka is all wild times and endless shopping, the city is also home to a number of major museums that are worth visiting. Try Peace Osaka to learn about the city’s WWII-era history, the Osaka Science Museum for something fun and hands-on, and the National Museum of Art, Osaka for oft-changing modern art displays.
Peace Osaka, 2-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, tel: +81 06 6947 7208
Osaka Science Museum, 4 Chome-2-1 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, tel: +81 06 6444 5656
National Museum of Art, Osaka, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, tel: +81 06 6447 4680