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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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  • Osaka may seem like a hyper modern city, filled only by ultra contemporary skyscrapers but ... But it is not so! If you want to take a dip in the past just go into daily life Museum in Osaka. Here with an opportunity to wear a kimono you can walk around in a 1 to 1 scale, reconstruction of a typical neighbourhood of the Edo period. An experience to try!!!
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  • It is a two-storey museum. Upstairs, you get to rent a kimono to walk around a street that was replicating the old Japanese shops. You can play some retro Japanese toys which you can buy later too. It...  more »
  • Lots of people get uncomfortable too narrow passage cut ..... Though intrigued to see a well put a bad seemed to not be yo
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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.