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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

#38 of 1 320 things to do in Osaka
Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Additional fee for kimono

The museum is, japanese living like, situated in a skycraper, at the eight to tenth floor. Visitors... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Zagreb, Croatia
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A real display of the Osaka old living

This museum is very interesting because it shows a real village of old Osaka living instead of just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Angel N
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is very interesting because it shows a real village of old Osaka living instead of just exhibitions of different items used before. And the tour guide was very nice introducing every part to me.

Thank Angel N
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I am not overly enthusiastic. You get a slight impression of Osaka life around 1830 but that's it. Rebuilt houses do not look very authentic to me and neither does the interior, displays are quite empty and uninspiring to me. Indeed as someone said before,...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is, japanese living like, situated in a skycraper, at the eight to tenth floor. Visitors can walk through the streets of imaginary town and enter the houses tradicional style. In one of them one can take kimono and japanese shoes on (additional 5...More

Thank marijansesvete
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The museum is inside an enclosed floor of a building. The displays were rather rigid and uninspiring. I suppose the main attraction is the opportunity to dress like a Japanese and walk around the displays.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My most meaningful musuem trip. Besides an insight to the old era of osaka, there is a kimono experience which is very affordable at 500yen half an hour. There are time slots and i liked it because we can book it then come back later...More

Thank flyingseagul
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Museum of Housing and Living was a visual experience for us. Be prepared to take countless photos at every corner with each of the display. However, the place is actually smaller than what I thought it would be. After all, it is located within...More

Thank Duperman
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

IF we had not been herded into the museum by such brash and pushy older women...IF there were not so many horrifically behaved tourists...IF there were more than a one sentence explanation on things in English...IF it was not so ridiculously crowded. We left feeling...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 27 June 2018

To appreciate the present, one must take a quick look at the past. That was what we felt when we visited the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. Apart from donning and walking around the old town in a "yukata", we got to see how...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Spend some time here if you want a taste of how the Japanese lived in the past. It's also kimono land for those who want to dress up and have some selfies. Since it's directly linked to the station on the 8th floor, it's a...More

1  Thank moshi m
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The place is easy to access. The area is not big at all, but enough. The highlight of it is the kimono rental, so you can actually 'feel' and not only 'see' how it is the 'housing and living' during the Edo era. The group...More

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24 June 2018|
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Response from Ruth B | Reviewed this property |
I think you might be better to leave the suitcases in the lockers at Osaka or Shin Osaka stations, depending where you will depart. The train station lockers are large and cost 500-600 yen depending on size. These are... More
Vanessa S
6 June 2017|
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Response from Curiosity804336 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Please notice that using tripod inside our museum is prohibited. Best Regards, Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
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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!