A new amusement facility will be opening soon in MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO, the shopping and dining complex that
opened in front of the Osaka Castle Tower in October last year. The Illusion Museum brings together magic,
tricks, and illusions from all ages and cultures around the world.
The highly popular MAGUS, the first Japanese in 20 years to win a Merlin Award, described as the “Oscars of Magic”, has acted as a consultant in the development of the museum.
From exhibits of historical artifacts about magic and illusions from around the world to an area where visitors can experience the latest illusions first-hand, and even performances by illusionists right in front of visitors, this is a new, unprecedented type of museum.
The lineage of “surprise.”
The history of illusion.
From ancient times, magicians have thought up a variety of illusions to surprise their audiences. Visitors can view an overview of the history of illusion around the world, from medieval Europe to the shows in Japan in the Edo Period. Be sure not to miss the exhibits of actual devices used by magicians of old.
Illusions of the world!
Experience them first-hand!
“It should be there, but it’s not!” “I should be able to grab it but I can’t!” “A never-ending corridor.” “Strange spaces.” This exhibit offers a diverse range of visual illusions that surprise. Visitors can enter these strange spaces themselves and take fun photographs! They can enjoy “the exhilaration of being tricked.”
Live, evolutionary illusion shows
Visitors can also watch a live performance of evolutionary illusion shows produced by MAGUS, a “magic creator” who does everything from perform magic to make devices for illusions. Seeing the numerous performances at such a close distance, you won’t believe your own eyes! Enjoy the outstanding world of illusion to your heart’s content.
- 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Last admission: 5:00 PM)
From May to August, closed days are as follows:
May 14(Tue), 15(Wed),21(Tue),22(Wed),28(Tue),29(Wed)
June 4(Tue), 5(Wed),11(Tue),12(Wed),18(Tue),19(Wed),25(Tue),26(Wed),27(Thu),28(Fri)29(Sat)
July 2(Tue), 3(Wed),9(Tue),10(Wed),16(Tue),17(Wed)
August All days open
- [Admission] Adults: ¥1,200; Children (4 – 11 years old): ¥700; 3 years old and under: Free
[Magic Show] (additional charge) Adults: ¥500; Children: Free
- Osaka Amazing Pass
- During 17th June to 19th July (except Saturday, Sunday and public holiday), it's free entrance for the
magic show (Regular price: 500yen/adult)
However, the museum is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday during that date.
- How to purchase tickets
- Tickets can be purchased from the venue on the day of admission.
Advance ticket site. http://eplus.jp/ib-illusion/
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