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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, Osaka
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At Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, see how the city's lifestyle and housing developed during different time periods. The museum draws scores of tourists with its life-sized street scene reproduction from the Edo Period (1603-1867). In addition to this highlight, you can also find a scale model of the city during the Edo times, replete with painstaking details. Don a kimono (offered by the museum for a small fee) and witness the street's simulated transition between day and night. Inspect all the facilities, such as the meeting hall, sento (public bath), and drugstores, which will enhance your appreciation for Japan's architectural solutions and the need for practical minimalism. Arrange your visit to Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and discover more family-friendly attractions in Osaka using our Osaka vacation builder.
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  • May be should go to Kyoto but many people indoors and then can just a little high if you can easily go from bus or subway was said in February of a Korean friend come to Osaka, I want to here, but surprisingly close to Umeda.
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  • 這博物館不大 展出的都是大阪古代建築物 大阪日常生活的展示 大部份展品可以觸摸 裡面的模型屋是可以進去拍照 簡單說不是那種只隔著玻璃看展品的博物館 但吸引度不大 不是大阪必去的景點 時間很多 很空閒才去 順帶一提 該館所在的平民街反正是值得一逛的。 
  • we bought a 2day osaka amazing pass, and decide to visit one of the museum that covers with it. it's very easy to find the place, once you out of the station then u already in the building area. we ca...  more »
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  • Gains insight into how Osaka denizens lived in previous eras. Can be crowded and noisy with school kids.
  • The most affordable kimono fitting and photography place you can find!! Definitely a must go!
  • It's fun taking photos here while wearing a yukata (think it was 200yen for 30mins). There's a gallery/hall of old dolls, kinda creepy to be very honest
  • I was initally expecting the museum to be on the ground floor, so I was suprised to find it on the 8th floor. The tour through a replicated town from the Edo period was great, and the simulated weather really made you think it was all real. Great experience, a must try if you are in the area.
  • It's small, but ok to spend time if you have 1-1.5 hour to spare. I like the museum section with models of the old amusement park and the houses.