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Osaka Museum of History

Opened in 2001, the Osaka Museum of History displays permanent exhibitions of the Naniwa Palace and other historical places and time periods significant to the local area and the development of Osaka as a major city.

The top floor exhibition area, where the museum route starts, is mainly devoted to Naniwa Palace, the 7th and 8th century predecessor to Osaka Castle, and features a large panorama window facing the location of the now long gone palace which was rediscovered and confirmed as the actual location in the 1950s and 1960s.

Going down the floors, the exhibitions gradually gets to modern times, showing how Osaka developed over the centuries. At each of the floors are viewing areas facing both Osaka Castle just north east of the museum and south towards Matsuyamachi and Tennoji.

On the entrance floor corner towards Osaka Castle Park, a replica of the time capsule buried in front of Osaka Castle Tower is displayed with information about its contents and purpose.