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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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  • Many exhibits of the taishō period and early Showa period now, and the old saying, take more than 60-year-old Grandpa and Grandma, and "this town is old I in! "And may be picking up steam. The 40-year-old following bit too long ago, without nostalgia, you will feel during social visits, history textbook had entered. However, kimono experience and is so popular for foreigners.
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  • Since the Edo period (1603-1867), Japanese kimono, experience as a popular exhibition on the theme of a home. Adult: 600 yen (week unlimited pass is free of charge). Luggage storage (free) rocker.
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  • 日本现在已经是都市的样子了,如果你想要看看日本以前是什么样子的话,那就一定要来这个博物馆来看看。能看到机器猫里面的场景。古色古香,挺有意思的。 
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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.