The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Museum / Science Museum
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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Update date:2024.05.25

Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Tenjimbashi 6-4-20 Housing Information Center Building 8F map map Map
10:00-17:00 (latest entry until 16:30)
Tuesday, New Year's Holiday, and other days when the facility is closed.
[Admission fee] General600yen, High School/University Students 300yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
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Available(Osaka Free)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Highly recommend.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.08
    Cannot recommend enough. Appears like an outside museum but it is indoor and perfect to do on a rainy day.xa0 Located inside a building so take an elevator to the 8th Floor where you can purchase your...
  • Interesting experience
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.23
    A visual and practical experience of learning how people of Osaka lived. I was impressed with the simplicity of structure and practicality of urban dwellings. If I was constructive it would be...
  • The neighbourhood recreation…
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.01.21
    …that forms the main attraction of this museum is one of the single best exhibits I have ever seen. Wandering round was a real joy and I would absolutely recommend visiting to anyone who has an...

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