Wake up your intellectual curiosity

Wake up your intellectual curiosity

28 Dec 2020

The KANSAI Guide

The Nakakawachi area has an abundance of cultural facilities such as memorial museum connected with authors representative of Japan. How about taking a walk in search of authors and works that you didn’t know of until now?

1. Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum

The museum was designed by Tadao Ando as a memorial museum for the author Ryotaro Shiba, and it is built alongside his own house. Highlights include exhibition rooms of his own works and translated books, and a garden where you can view his actual study through windows.

【Opening Hours】
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Admission close 4:30 p.m.)
【Days Closed】
Mondays (Tuesdays when holidays fall on Monday), Special management period (September 1 to 10)
【Price】
Adult: 500 yen; Junior high and high student: 300 yen; Elementary school student :200 yen
【URL】
https://www.shibazaidan.or.jp/english/
(Official Homepage)
【Address】
3-11-18 Shimokosaka, Higashiosaka City

2. The Junzo Miyamoto Toy Museum Omakeya ZUNZO

Junzo Miyamoto was active as a designer of freebie toys at the confectionary manufactuer Glico. On display are many freebie toys that he actually designed, and the local toys and folk crafts from within Japan and overseas that he collected over his lifetime.

【Opening Hours】
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Admissions close 4:30 pm)
【Days Closed】
Mondays (Please contact the museum in case of group visit).There may be temporary closing day (Obon and New Year)
【Price】
Adult: 500 yen; High school and University student: 300 yen; Junior school student or younger: 200 yen
【URL】
https://www.omakeyazunzo.com/
(Official Homepage)*Japanese only
【Address】
3F Yamasan Eito building, 5-1-21 Shimokosaka, Higashiosaka City

3. Street of the Taiheiji District

The Taiheiji District in Kashiwara City has rows of traditional houses on small hill. Beyond the hill road to Kannonji is the unique scenery of vineyards, a specialty in the area.

【Opening Hours】
None
【Days Closed】
None
【Price】
Admission free
【URL】
None
【Address】
Taiheiji District, Kashiwara City

4. Osaka Shoin Women’s University TANABE SEIKO MUESUM of LITERATURE

Literary museum of the author Seiko Tanabe. The museum is inside Osaka Shoin Women’s University, her alma mater, where around 450 of her works are on display, arranged in order of publication, together with manuscripts from her student days, and a corner where her study has been reproduced.

【Opening Hours】
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
【Days Closed】
Sundays, public holidays, university holidays
【Price】
Admission free
【URL】
http://bungakukan.osaka-shoin.ac.jp/
(Official Homepage)*Japanese only
【Address】
4-2-26 Hishiyanishi, Higashiosaka City (inside the library at Osaka Shoin Women’s University)

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