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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku | 8F, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6242-1170
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Very interesting experience

We spent a lot of time trying to find the museum, not realising it was indoors on the 8th... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Elise L
Brisbane, Australia
Small crowded museum; worth brief stop particularly for photos

Small museum spread out over two floors. Models of shops on an old Osaka street were of some... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Hong Kong, China
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6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku | 8F, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6242-1170
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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...More

2  Thank Elise L
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...More

2  Thank ECWorld
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...More

2  Thank cinbkk
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a fun and educational place for the entire family. It is located on the 8th floor of a building at the end of the 2 km long Osaka market street. That may be the reason why many tourist miss the place, but you...More

2  Thank bariatricrunner
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A very worthwhile visit - plenty of English explanations. Hire of Kimono only Y500 and a wonderful place to have kimono photos in a historical village. Not at all like a normal museum as it encourages participation throughout the village.

5  Thank acatfisher
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This museum is a replica of a Japanese street. The museum is on the 8th floor of a building. I found the museum to be a very interesting step back in history to life in Osaka. The museum has two areas-one is an edo village...More

3  Thank Tikkadog
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It was a incidental visit for me and I personally recommend to those who are interested in history and culture. This place provides info regarding past and present living quarters of Japanese in Osaka.

2  Thank Traveller1120y
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is an indoor museum simulating Osaka houses and neighborhood in the past. The place is easy to reach using subways and is free for amazing pass holder. Actually, it was free even without pass (the staff explained that to us, must be because it...More

3  Thank fajaradiartha
Reviewed 1 December 2016

we bought a 2day osaka amazing pass, and decide to visit one of the museum that covers with it. it's very easy to find the place, once you out of the station then u already in the building area. we came late, only have half...More

4  Thank owidyanti
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Really enjoyed this museum. It was situated right at the edge of a long shopping/market strip in Osaka. If you only take JR trains you'll land on a station about a 15 min walk away but the walk was nice as it was through the...More

2  Thank FirstHandTravelAgent
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swati m
I am visiting this place in June 2017.i want to know entry fee. And will i get Yukata on rent and what would be the rental?
25 May 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!
Are there any kimono rents for children?
17 May 2017|
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Response from 大阪くらしの今昔館 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have kimono for kids. Please notice that there is a height restrictions. Must be at least 110 cm (3 ’7”). Best Regards, Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
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bianca v
Hi there! Can I ask how much it cost to rent a kimono inside the museum? Thanks, Bianca
4 April 2017|
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Response from BBoyerSAS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't do it and we were being treated by family. I don't think it was expensive because I saw so many people wearing them and lots of kids.