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The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living大阪くらしの今昔館

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The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, which opened in 2001, is located in Tenjinbashi in the Kita Ward of Osaka City. The Museum is focused on the cultural and historical aspects of how people in Osaka lived during the period from the latter part of the Edo period through to the Showa period. The ninth floor of the Museum building features a row of life-size replica buildings facing onto a “main road,” including Machiya shop-houses, stores, a firewatching tower, etc.; visitors can enjoy strolling around this recreation of an Osaka street scene from days gone by. The eighth floor has dioramas and other exhibits showing Osaka’s streets looked like at different times between the Meiji period and Showa period. The Museum also holds seasonal special exhibitions.

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place Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 6-4-20 Housing Information Center Building 8F
phone 0662421170

Review of Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/16 Just a small museum
If you have time then you can visit here to have a look at the history of Japanese daily living style, quite interesting.
Reviewed:2018/11/01 A must to know a little of daily living
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
Reviewed:2018/10/26 Nice musuem
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...



Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 6-4-20 Housing Information Center Building 8F [map]



10:00-17:00 (until 16:30)
Tuesday, New Year's Holiday, Other There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Admission fee Machimi Exhibition] General 600 Yen, Senior High School Student 300 Yen, Junior High School StudentsFree
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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation's kitchen."

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