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The sea and sunset at "Osaka Culture Museum at Tempozan" are spectacular! Elegant architecture designed by ANDO Tadao.

"Osaka Culture Museum at Tempozan (former Suntory Museum)" is a cultural facility located in Minato Ward, Osaka City. Together with Kaiyukan, one of the world's largest aquariums, Tempozan Harbor Village, where the Tempozan Market Place and the Santa Maria cruise ship are located, it is a tourist spot in the Osaka Bay Area.

For many years, the museum has been known as the "Suntory Museum" and has attracted much interest as an architecture designed by ANDO Tadao. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Suntory's founding, SAJI Keizo, Suntory's second president, commissioned Ando to design a museum based on the concept of a space where people can become familiar with art and culture, and a museum where they can watch a "beautiful sunset".

With a site area of 5,500 square meters, the building has one basement floor and nine floors above ground. The concrete structure, as typical of Ando's architecture, and the inverted conical shape covered with glass windows facing the sea are eye-catching.

From inside the museum, visitors can experience the sunset and the brilliance of the ocean all around, an open space that has remained an attraction of the facility since its opening. Another feature of the museum is its awareness of affinity with water, such as the placement of a plaza leading down from the museum to the sea.

After the "Suntory Museum" closes in 2010, the facility will be donated to Osaka City and renamed the "Osaka Culture Museum at Tempozan". From 2013 to March 2023, the facility was managed by the ORIX Group, and after April 2023, it was managed by the Japan-China Culture and Economy Corporation, which operates a duty-free store, restaurants, concerts, exhibitions, and art auctions.

Currently, the facility is open on irregular days. Please contact the "Osaka Culture Museum at Tempozan" for more information about visiting.

Basic Information


1-5-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture


06-6586-3911 (Japan-China Culture and Economy Business Corporation)

Access from the nearest station

Take the Osaka Metro Chuo Line, get off at "Osaka Port" station, and walk about 5 minutes from Exit 1 or 2.


Disabled-friendly, baby strollers allowed


Facility open days are irregular. As there is no parking lot, please use a nearby pay parking lot.

Operated by

Japan-China Culture and Economy Business Corporation


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