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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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6-4-20 Tenjimbashi Kitaku | 8F, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely interesting. You feel as if you traveled hundreds of years back in time. You can even rent a Kimono for the full experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice museum on the 8th floor of a building. I think the price is good only 600 yen and also I recommend buying the audio English guide for 100 yen as it is very in depth. The exhibit really takes you back to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank livk7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a great way to stroll through the past. Edo period replica village is set up for you to wander through. You can dress up in kimono (surcharge) while there for some great photographs! An hour or two in AC makes this a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HagaMomma
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was close to where I lived and also just right above tenjinbashisuji 6-chome station. You get a discount if you present your Surutto Kansai Pass and admission is free is you have the Amazing Osaka Pass. What I liked most about my visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheOlliYouNeed
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We could wear Japanese traditional clothes like Gimono and Geda, including traditional socks. Of course it's a bit inconvenient to walk, especially Geda makes us feel more painful when walking. However we can realize why old Japanese people had a short and quick steps on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank changhyunp2016
Reviewed June 1, 2019

Visited as part of a day trip, actually quite interesting to see what it would have looked like years ago. Not too busy and they do kimono hire it you want it.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank goafishing
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

This is a small and cute museum. Located inside one floor of a building, it can be a little hard to find. We went there using the Osaka pass (totally worth it combined with other attractions). The best part is a real size of old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lilirogz
Reviewed May 28, 2019

This museum is located on the 8-10th floor of a large building. Google Maps got us in close proximity of the building but we didn't see any signs to direct us. Ended up enlisting the help of a local passer by and showed us the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank solaris_pete
Reviewed May 24, 2019

It provides you with glimpses of the past from homes to retail shops. You can explore back alleys and interiors of homes. It gives you a better feel of what Osaka must have been like during the edo period. Overall well done but leaves you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank michael_cruises
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Quibbling I know; but a bit pricey compared to wonderfully slick and grand Tokyo-Edo museum where for 1000¥ you also get complimentary audio-phone guides, reasonably comprehensive English language signage, areas which are hands-on interactive and set out chronologically easy to understand. 600¥ entry, 200¥ for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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SurfCityScenes
June 24, 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
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Vanessa S
June 5, 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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May 25, 2017|
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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!
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