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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A trip back in time

It may sound boring but in fact is an interesting and thought provoking - well set up even for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Reynella, Australia
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A must visit. Fun and educational for adults and kids.

The gift shop is actually awesome. I never buy at the these exit souvenir shops and regretted it... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It may sound boring but in fact is an interesting and thought provoking - well set up even for handicapped travellers- the recreation of an Edo village complete with costume hire which adds even more to the experience for everybody

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank investigator2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place as it provide us with glimpses of the past from home to merchants’ shop fronts. To fully enjoy the experience do rent and dressed up in kimono before going in. The museum provide this service. When you took photo in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leveregel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was similar to the Edo Tokyo museum with its inclusion of highly detailed and interactive models and displays. It's easy to miss. It's on the top floors of a big building at the start of a shopping arcade. Staff were friendly and helpful. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its an amazing museum. They even have a whole mock up traditional Japanese town during the Edo Period. Visitors can rent kimonos and walk around the town and take many memorable and beautiful pictures like we lived during the period. The place is packed with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamesdorigo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easily accessible from Tenjimbashi 6-Chome Station. Average size that house the history of Osaka Housing and Living. The English voice recorder guide is helpful for foreigner.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZestyZandy
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The gift shop is actually awesome. I never buy at the these exit souvenir shops and regretted it. So we went back a second time to buy parabooks.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tatyee
Reviewed 15 November 2018

If you have time then you can visit here to have a look at the history of Japanese daily living style, quite interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank zh0ngyic
Reviewed 1 November 2018

It was a very interesting visir to know more about Japan, it history, the way the people live and deal, the real daily live of them in the pasta, as well as how where several jobs and shops

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adventure38775096835
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Inside the museum, there is small village depicted during the old Osaka days that they built which visitors can walk around. All of these is indoors too. It is free with the Osaka Amazing Pass but it does not include the cost of the kimono...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mikhail_Istari
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We visited this museum which depicted the buildings in the Edo era. All the buildings are recreated, but nice. They even stimulate night and day, sunny and raining with thunder and lightning. Quite a small area housed inside one of the tall buildings. We visited...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank PaulSiow
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24 June 2018|
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Response from Ruth B | Reviewed this property |
I think you might be better to leave the suitcases in the lockers at Osaka or Shin Osaka stations, depending where you will depart. The train station lockers are large and cost 500-600 yen depending on size. These are... More
Vanessa S
6 June 2017|
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Response from Curiosity804336 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Please notice that using tripod inside our museum is prohibited. Best Regards, Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
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Response from cinbkk | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is 600 yen. The kimonos were sold out on the day we went there, so come early. Check their site for more info konjyakukan . com (use google translate). Enjoy!