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. Put Osaka Museum of Housing and Living on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Osaka trip builder website .
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  • It is worth searching for this museum when you are in town. Not only can you dress up in a Kimono while walking round the museum (500 yen for half an hour), you can get a good idea of what life was li...  more »
  • 1min walk Tenjimbashisujirokuchome metro station. With Osaka Tourist Pass, you get discount ticket (500yen instead of 600yen) for entrance. Its a small area, only need max 2hrs to explore. Went on Sun...  more »
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  • Entrance is included with an Osaka Amazing Pass if you have it. It's not too expensive of an entrance fee either. Before you go in, you have to put your bags inside coin lockers and deposit 100 yen each. You get your 100 yen back when you retrieve your items. Inside, there is a small town built to resemble an older Japan. A lot of rooms you can actually go inside and look around. An interesting place to stop by and check out how the area around Osaka developed since the olden times.
  • This place is worth your time. Very good in fact. I am impressed with all the musuems in Japan. This in particular has olden japan village inside and you can rent kimono too. Very educational. 5 stars.
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