Many prominent Japanese artists are from Osaka, owing to the region's extensive history as a cultural hub. Prominent museums in Osaka include the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka with its modern and contemporary art collections, and the entirely underground National Museum of Art, Osaka with its contemporary collections. Take a look here to discover everything from large museums with extensive collections to intimiate galleries featuring up-and-coming artists. Get up-close with Western paintings, Japanese porcelain ware, "ukiyo-e" woodblock prints, and much more. For those inclined to delve into history and science, Osaka has museums suited for anyone regardless of age offering interactive experiences and a wealth of knowledge to learn from, from the history of ancient cultures to modern scientific discoveries.