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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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We spent a lot of time trying to find the museum, not realising it was indoors on the 8th floor...The most interesting part of course is the replica town fro the Edo period, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elise L
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Brisbane, Australia
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take 10 minutes to finish. Go if you have nowhere else to go. Streets nearby are far more interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lot of time trying to find the museum, not realising it was indoors on the 8th floor...The most interesting part of course is the replica town fro the Edo period, which you can wander through at your leisure (in a kimono, if you are willing to pay the extra). Not what we expected but enjoyable to wander... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum spread out over two floors. Models of shops on an old Osaka street were of some interest, and particularly popular with tourists who wanted to pose in front of the shops with the rented Kimono. Can get crowded. Worth a half hour if you have time.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A replica of an old Osaka street in a big hall, with old-style wooden shops selling traditional goods, showing traditional handicraft and games and lots of old models. The daily cycle takes half an hour or so, so you'll see the lights coming on when it gets dark. It's a popular backdrop for photos for the Japanese too.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a fun and educational place for the entire family. It is located on the 8th floor of a building at the end of the 2 km long Osaka market street. That may be the reason why many tourist miss the place, but you shouldn't. It informs, demonstrates and displays how people used to live in the area around... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A very worthwhile visit - plenty of English explanations. Hire of Kimono only Y500 and a wonderful place to have kimono photos in a historical village. Not at all like a normal museum as it encourages participation throughout the village.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This museum is a replica of a Japanese street. The museum is on the 8th floor of a building. I found the museum to be a very interesting step back in history to life in Osaka. The museum has two areas-one is an edo village and then the modern era in Osaka. I spent about an hour walking around. I... More 

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Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It was a incidental visit for me and I personally recommend to those who are interested in history and culture. This place provides info regarding past and present living quarters of Japanese in Osaka.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is an indoor museum simulating Osaka houses and neighborhood in the past. The place is easy to reach using subways and is free for amazing pass holder. Actually, it was free even without pass (the staff explained that to us, must be because it was weekend). Kimono rental is also available if you want to roam in the village,... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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