Osaka’s Newly Opened Illusion Museum Is Defying Expectations

See it to believe it.


Illusion Museum
B1, MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO, 1-1, Osaka-jo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Contact: +81-6-6755-4320
Open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admission is at 5 p.m.)


Last June 15, the
Illusion Museum opened in Miraiza Osaka-jo. It was conceptualized by MAGUS, the first Japanese in 20 years to win a Merlin Award, which is known as the “Oscars of Magic.” In addition to this, MAGUS was also presented the Japan Cup 2018 Magician of the Year award, which is given to the most active magician of the year. In 2017, he was granted a two-hour special solo performance that was broadcasted on TV. Since then, more opportunities have come knocking at his door.


The museum is located in a historic building built in 1931.


Let’s go for a tour around the museum.



The magical experience starts in an area showcasing the rich history of illusion.


An array of illusion artifacts from all over the world are on display.


Other parts of the museum let you enjoy trick art projection mapping and 3D visuals using the latest technologies.


You can also try becoming a magician yourself. There are a number of spots inside the museum that make for interesting photo illusions.


This installation makes it look like your body has been cut into three parts.


If you angle your body just right, you can achieve the illusion of levitating.


Furthermore, you can witness a spectacular magic show in this room.


You get to see the magic tricks at a close range.


Breathtaking illusions are performed before your very eyes.


It’s almost impossible to figure out how the tricks are done!


The museum will be updated periodically so that visitors can witness an entirely different kind of magic each time they visit.


Tickets are priced at ¥1,200 for adults and ¥700 for children 4 to 11 years old. Admission is free for children three years old and under.


There is an additional fee of ¥500 for adults who want to watch the illusion show.
Children, on the other hand, can watch for free.


Provided by Japan Walker™ and Kansai Walker™ (15 June 2018)


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