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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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  • If you like dressing-up in a kimono and taking heaps of selfies, along with hordes of Chinese tourists then this is the place for you. If not then the special exhibition area with architect grads work...  more »
  • This place is a must see for those who are in Osaka, do not worry it is indoors so it wont be hot. Just make sure you rent a Kimono XD. I went there in September 2014 so I do not know whether it has c...  more »
  • We went here thinking only about wearing Kimonos. However, upon arriving, we were in awe as we saw a whole village during the Edo period. Entrance is on the 8th floor and upon arriving, the front desk...  more »
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  • If you enjoy history and the evolution of people this is one of the best places to visit. It shows the evolution of the standard of living in japan and has an olden time shopping street that is filled with actors, you are also able to purchase some of their wares that are being sold. Really enjoyed the time I spent here. Easily worth the entrance fee.
  • 기모노 체험을 할 수 있어서 좋았습니다.It was really nice place in that they lend people kimono for only 500 en. But the line is very long so I'd recommend to go there early like 20 minutes.
  • It's a great place to get appreciation of the different Japanese style of housing. You can also rent kimono and take photos of yourself inside!
  • Two short streets of houses and shops from Edo period Japan. The buildings are fairly pretty, but no different to the real buildings you can see elsewhere in Japan. There is very little explanation about the buildings or history in either English or Japanese. It was also very busy when I came on a weekday, with the vast majority of visitors just using this as a photo opportunity, to get dressed up in Kimonos. Cannot recommend for the history, but good opportunity to get those kimono photos if you're so inclined.
  • It is inside of building. It were expressed even day and night. Shopping street is near there.