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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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  • Heaven underground 6 station soon. During the building of the Tenjin shopping street famous in Osaka. Place can in fact take off your shoes and recreate the old town is the number of floors in the building, but, to pick up. The volunteers visit the old traditional toys, teaching us so even first-time experience. So you can walk around this town, wearing a kimono to foreign popular! Had heard rumors, but this place open at 10 arrived after 10 minutes, already parade in front of the elevator. Because foreigners had made a beeline for the kimono application corner is at this time already 12:00 mustard or free without. "This request for you I'm waiting from 9 o'clock," with was. Was able to enjoy the tradition of Japan kimono experience was, but was so good. In some places of the town paper guide so deepens understanding. And yet there was English. Also on this day as an afternoon event at UTA and shamisen playing Japan dance are expected to see the rehearsal. Inside the building is building firm, and was decorated from the morning until the night directing. It worth the entrance fee more than accommodation.
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  • Recreate the streets of Osaka in the Edo era. Will be impressed with the stunning reproduction Buri. It is overflowing with foreigners rent kimonos. The Japanese are just slight.
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  • A museum well worth visiting, though, is the entrance a little anonymous. Fine miniatures made of an Osaka from then and until the 1950s. There is a lot going on in the stands, so the time goes fast. Wonderful with the built old town that you can wander around. Very's in Japanese, so no one in the company who can Japanese so is probably an audio guide is a good idea.
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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.