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"Campus Members" -- Museums and Art Museums

Osaka University continually strives to provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to experience and be exposed to primary sources of culture, art, science, and history.

As a signatory to group contracts referred to as "Campus Members," Osaka University now provides students, faculty, and staff with what, in some ways, resembles extensions of its campuses. That is, by showing your student or faculty/staff ID card, students, faculty, and staff are able to gain admission at "no charge" [see #2 below)] to the museums and other facilities noted below. Moreover, you can return again and again!

The Kansai area is particularly rich with a wide variety of museums and gardens. Therefore, students in particular, please make use of these opportunities to expose yourself to valuable primary sources of culture, art, science, and history!

As of April 2016, "Campus Members" includes the following:

Art Museums



The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
National Museum of Ethnology, Suita
Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
Nara National Museum, Nara
Osaka Museum of History, Osaka

Osaka Castle Museum, Osaka
Osaka Science Museum, Osaka

The Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

Please note:

  1. When passing through the Natural and Cultural Gardens at Expo '70 Commemorative Park (paid admission required) to access the Museum of Ethnology, showing your student or faculty/staff ID card will allow you to receive a ticket to pass through for free (this only applies to the ID card holder). This pass is not an entrance pass for the Natural and Cultural Gardens, so you may not make use of the Gardens using this pass.
  2. At Kyoto National Museum and Nara National Museum, admission at no charge (for regular exhibitions only) is granted only to OU students. Teachers accompanying students on school trips enter free of charge by showing their faculty/staff ID card.
  3. "No charge" only applies to museums' regular exhibitions. Admission for special exhibitions as well as joint exhibitions will be discounted -- it will not be free! Please check the respective home pages for additional information regarding special and joint exhibitions.
  4. The Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art is eligible for a 100 yen discount only.


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