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Osaka Human Rights Museum

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Important museum hidden in Osaka

This is a very important museum, unfortunately the exhibition is quite messy and unorganized... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2016
Turku, Finland
Nice but difficult

Very nice museum with important themes. Little information in English, there's and audio guide and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
Mara C
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3-6-36 Naniwanishi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0026, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We got the english audio guides, but the friendly ladies at the information desk also furnished us with a file of information of the various exhibits in english. Hence,even though most exhibits were in japanese, we were still able to understand the local context and...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank breeps
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We went here and got the English audio guides but despite these found it too much like hard work and left half way round. There is very little written in English and the audio guide speaks really slowly and takes too long to impart a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Barkerfamily
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a very important museum, unfortunately the exhibition is quite messy and unorganized (probably due to cut fundings). Audioguide available, but will not help much, more info in the (outdated?) booklet you will recive together with the audioguides. There is still a lot of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Murmeln
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum with important themes. Little information in English, there's and audio guide and some subtitled films. I bet if you read Japonese it's a lot more interesting.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Mara C
Reviewed 7 January 2015

You might not find this in the guide books but it is definitely worth a visit. Really interesting and gives a real insight into another aspect of Japan.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Cath S
Reviewed 10 November 2014

A very interesting and informative museum, that explains about the situation of a number of (former or current) disadvantaged groups of Japanese society (e.g. Ainu, Koreans, Burakumin, women). The museum tells also about the history of the discrimination of different groups of people and it...More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank FFHEINZ
Reviewed 11 October 2014

A wonderfully informative museum and the only human rights museum in the world! I can't understand the other posts stating there is no English; I found a huge amount of material there in English and have visited three times. Very cheap and well worth it!

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 21 December 2013

This museum got high recommendations online and we were very much looking forward to it, being very interested in the Ainu, Burakumin, etc. In retrospect, we should have skipped it entirely. The displays are aimed at primary school children, and seemed to be designed accordingly....More

Date of experience: October 2013
4  Thank Yay_Hanna
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Most interesting and important themes, but the fact that the information in English is scant, really left me wanting for more. The exhibit is well displayed, well documented, but almost all in Japanese. I wished I could read that language, as I was missing something...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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