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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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Address: 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku | 8F, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
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I was surprised by the uniqueness of this museum. You can dress up in kimono's and walk around in the small village of what it might have been like to live in Osaka in the past... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised by the uniqueness of this museum. You can dress up in kimono's and walk around in the small village of what it might have been like to live in Osaka in the past. Definitely a living museum experience. The next room has miniatures of the different types of settlements that have been a part of Osaka's history.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really recommend this place! It shows you as if you are in old Japan. You can wear their kimonos and walk around. However, it is sooooo small. It will only take 10 minutes (maximum 30 minutes) of your schedule.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a mistake of looking at the pictures of the place first before going, and I was very perplexed. My google maps told me that I had arrived, but I can see no traditional buildings or people wearing kimonos around. In fact, it was located in the bustling streets of Tenjinbashi-suji, right on top of the subway station. After... More 

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2 Thank naninoordin
Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really interesting museum to give you a feel of Japan over the ages. The mock village provides insights into housing and shops for rich and poor. The display on the next floor down has models of Osaka at different points in history. Definitely should be part of your Japanese travels!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Altho this place is quite small and a bit out of the way, it's still a great place to visit with all the replica houses based on how they used to live and ur able to walk around inside them. Definitely a nice little place to visit, however if do have a chance to visit Toei Kyoto studio park, then... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to know the history and tons of photo takings here for me. Be prepared to wait in the queue as I remembered I waited like 45 mins to an hour before I managed to go inside.

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Take 10 minutes to finish. Go if you have nowhere else to go. Streets nearby are far more interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We spent a lot of time trying to find the museum, not realising it was indoors on the 8th floor...The most interesting part of course is the replica town fro the Edo period, which you can wander through at your leisure (in a kimono, if you are willing to pay the extra). Not what we expected but enjoyable to wander... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Small museum spread out over two floors. Models of shops on an old Osaka street were of some interest, and particularly popular with tourists who wanted to pose in front of the shops with the rented Kimono. Can get crowded. Worth a half hour if you have time.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A replica of an old Osaka street in a big hall, with old-style wooden shops selling traditional goods, showing traditional handicraft and games and lots of old models. The daily cycle takes half an hour or so, so you'll see the lights coming on when it gets dark. It's a popular backdrop for photos for the Japanese too.

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