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Taste of Edo-era life in Osaka Museum of House and Living

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Date: March 27, 2018

Posted on April 06, 2018

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living gives you a glimpse of Osaka lifestyle and culture in the Edo period. It is a treat to be able to walk around a ‘village’ resembling authentic streets and businesses in past times within a building. Yes, a traditional row of merchant houses and shops is located on the 8th floor of a business-like building! That may be a reason why some visitors miss the place, but you shouldn't. I found it a good activity for a cold, raining day, as it is all indoors.

If you have an Amazing Osaka Pass, entrance is free. Many places have handouts in English, but do consider English audio guide, a good but slow commentary though. Those who want to experience strolling old streets in traditional kimono shot reserve a time slot well in advance - by midday it is sold out. Taking many photos of you and your kimono-clad family is quite an interesting experience!

The first part of the museum offers an interesting reproduction of an Edo period neighborhood and displays the past living environment of Osaka. It is first viewed from above, and looks quite impressive. I literally felt like I rode a time capsule, which took me centuries back. It is very informative if you are into this area of study. Some audio explanations come in Kansai dialect so if you like to learn it, you can listen out for it.

The first part of the museum offers an interesting reproduction of an Edo period neighborhood and displays the past living environment of Osaka. It is first viewed from above, and looks quite impressive. I literally felt like I rode a time capsule, which took me centuries back. It is very informative if you are into this area of study. Some audio explanations come in Kansai dialect so if you like to learn it, you can listen out for it.

A museum has a weather simulation that adds up to how special it is. It is also built to emulate the entire day so visitors can experience sunrise to sunset. I was surprised when the lights went down to reflect the nighttime scene and a big yellow moon appeared on the ceiling.

A museum has a weather simulation that adds up to how special it is. It is also built to emulate the entire day so visitors can experience sunrise to sunset. I was surprised when the lights went down to reflect the nighttime scene and a big yellow moon appeared on the ceiling.

Experience Details

Title Taste of Edo-era life in Osaka Museum of House and Living
Address 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku | 8f, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
Tel 06-6242-1170
Entrance fee 600 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school and university students
Opening times 10:00 - 17:00 (admissions close 16:30) Closed on Tuesdays and following day, if holiday falls on Tuesday, third Monday of each month, New Year holidays (12/29 - 1/2)
Access right outside Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome Station (subway Tanimachi and Sakaisuji Lines) and Hankyu Railway

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