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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  • Got a little time to meet casually, but an unexpected harvest. Almost didn't like know, old town and life Buri has been shown.
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  • This is a museum showing the housing and things used during the Edo period in Osaka. We saw some toys, household appliances and decorations used during the period. Most people came here to hire the ki...  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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