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Hours and Admission

Special Measures for the G20 Osaka Summit
Date published:
Large-scale traffic and transportation restrictions are scheduled to take effect in the areas surrounding our facility from Thursday, June 27th until Sunday, June 30th for the G20 Osaka Summit (Friday, June 28th to Saturday, June 29th). The museum will be open as usual during this time. However, please take note of the following items prior to your visit.

  • ■ We will be inspecting bags and other luggage from Tuesday, June 25th until Sunday, June 30th.
  • ■ Please use public transportation for your visit (the area surrounding the museum will serve as a detour to accommodate the Summit traffic restrictions).
  • ■ Please plan ample time for getting to and returning from the museum.
  • ■ Please call or visit our homepage prior to your visit to check for updates. Facility hours, etc. may change suddenly during this period.

For additional information on roads and traffic conditions, please check the Osaka Prefectural Police homepage.

For information on bus and train operations, please check the homepage of the respective operating company.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30),
Fridays and Saturdays until 20:00 (last admission 19:30);
from July to September, Fridays and Saturdays until 21:00 (last admission 20:30).
Note: In special circumstances, the hours are subject to change.


Mondays except national holidays, when the museum will be closed the following Tuesday (except for Tue., April 30, 2019).

The museum is also scheduled to be closed during the following periods to change exhibitions:
Tue., May 7-Fri., May 24; Mon., Aug. 5-Mon., Aug. 26; Mon., Dec. 9, 2019-Mon., Jan. 6, 2020; and Mon., Mar. 16-Fri., Apr. 3, 2020.
Note: The museum may also be temporarily closed on other days.


NMAO collection with Alberto Giacometti I, II, and Collection Exhibitions

Adults: 430 (220) yen / University students: 130 (70) yen
Prices in parentheses indicate admission for groups of more than 20 people.

Admission free for visitors under 18 years old, senior citizens (65 and over), and mentally or physically disabled people with one attendant (proof required).

Night discount (applicable after 17:00 on Fri. and Sat.)
Adults: 250 yen / 
University students: 70 yen

Note: Subject to change without prior notice. With the exception of the above-mentioned exhibitions, prices vary according to the exhibition.

Free admission days

Christian Boltanski - Lifetime and Collection Exhibition

Sun., February 24, 2019:All exhibits can be viewed free of charge to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Emperor's reign.

Wed., May 1, 2019:All exhibits can be viewed free of charge to commemorate the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito.

NMAO collection with Alberto Giacometti I, II, and Collection Exhibitions
Only exhibitions presented on the B2F can be viewed free of charge on the following dates: Sat., Feb. 9, Sat., Mar. 2, Sat., Apr., 6, Sat., May 4 (nat. hol.), Sat., June 1, Sat., July 6, Sat., Aug. 3, Sun., Sept. 1, Sat., Sept. 7, Sat., Oct. 5, Sat., Nov. 2, Sun., Nov. 3 (nat. hol.), Sat., Nov. 16, Sun., Nov. 17, and Sat., Dec. 7, 2019; and Sat., Jan. 11, Sat., Feb. 1, and Sat., Mar. 7, 2020.

Note: Dates are subject to change.