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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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Address: 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku | 8F, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
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surprisingly very interesting place to visit!

we bought a 2day osaka amazing pass, and decide to visit one of the museum that covers with it. it's very easy to find the place, once you out of the station then u already in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we bought a 2day osaka amazing pass, and decide to visit one of the museum that covers with it. it's very easy to find the place, once you out of the station then u already in the building area. we came late, only have half an hour to see the whole place, it's divide into 2 area, traditional era as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this museum. It was situated right at the edge of a long shopping/market strip in Osaka. If you only take JR trains you'll land on a station about a 15 min walk away but the walk was nice as it was through the inside shopping strip. The museum was two stories--the top floor was a large room with... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's actually inside a building. I thought at first it's actually like a real street that's from the Edo period. It's just a museum but still an interesting place to visit. You need to be early if you want to take photos wearing the Japanese outfit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum on the 8th floor of a building next to the subway exit. Look up for the sign as easy to miss. We were a bit underwhelmed by it. Basically one floor is a faux 19th century Japanese street scene - not that interesting if you've visited a number of original buildings in different parts of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 was interesting in that the place would turn dark and bright periodically like day and night time. However, I didn't find this... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Din expect it to be at level 8 of a building... personally I thought it would be a place that was preserved and open to public to visit hence it's my number 1 place to visit in itinerary but it was a disappointment. Many tourists there and it was noisy. No one is observing or appreciating the museum that shows... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we would never thought that this museum was located in an 8th floor of a building. it is a replica of japanese neighborhood during edo (?) era and you can also rent kimono if you're lucky (unlike me). there was a mini traditional dance event during my visit, it was fun :)

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very nice historic museum with a large town re-created in the center. I think families wiht children would enjoy this most. It was very empty when we visited and we were the only ones there for most of the time, so it was a bit quiet. It was a small bit difficult to find on the map and then the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This museum is on the eighth floor of a tower building. You first look down on it from above then move to the lower floors to walk through the reconstructed streets and houses. The next floor down houses displays showing Osaka during the Edo period and beyond and should not be missed. You can dress up in Japanese costume but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I got to the Museum via the Tanimachi (purple) line to station Tenjimbashisuji 6-chrome (T18) and the museum is inside the building (floors 8-10) upon the exit. The fee for admission is 600 yen and for another 500 yen you can rent a kimono (male & female) for 1/2 hour to wear and take pictures within the various settings of... More 

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