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Only For OU International Students! Minpaku Discovery Tour

2019-12-8 (Sun) 12:30 -

Have you ever heard of “Minpaku”? “Minpaku” is the nickname given to the National Museum of Ethnology (or Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakubutsukan), which is located within the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, well-known for its Tower of the Sun and a neighbor of the Suita Campus.

Minpaku combines one of the largest museums in the world, with exhibits on display detailing everyday life, culture, clothing, and housing of peoples from all over the world, with graduate school education, making it a one-of-a-kind institute in the realm of cultural anthropology and ethnology. Minpaku contains regional exhibitions featuring 9 regions from across the world, as well as cross-cultural exhibitions on music and language.

The artifacts at Minpaku have been gathered from nations all over the world by its researchers, totaling nearly 340,000 items! The items on display at Minpaku are only a portion of its collection; there are about 28 times as many artifacts on standby in the storage area as what are shown in the exhibitions! This time, we will be holding the “Minpaku Discovery Tour” at which you can get an extra special look at this storage area for yourself. It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to get a backstage look at a museum!

Participants in the “Minpaku Discovery Tour” will make a trip around the world in a single day, diving deep into a world that can’t be found on any map.

Click here to apply!   ( )


Time and Date:

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 12:30~16:40

Please come to the 5th seminar room on the 2nd floor of the National Museum of Ethnology by 12:30.


National Museum of Ethnology (10-1, Senri Bampaku Koen, Suita, Osaka)

15 min walk from Bampaku Kinen Koen or Koen Higashiguchi Stations on the Osaka Monorail.

What to bring:

Your student ID

Participation fee:


Capacity: 50 (Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis)  

Hosted by:

Osaka University, National Museum of Ethnology

Contact regarding this event:

International Student Affairs Division, Department of International Affairs

Email: eventinfo[at]

*Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.

Related Link

National Museum of Ethnology

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