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大阪くらしの今昔館Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
  • Kita (Osaka Station / Umeda) Area
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  • ClosedTuesday,3nd Monday of Every Month,New Year Holidays

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Kita (Osaka Station / Umeda) Area
6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Sumai-jyoho center building 8th Floor Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0041, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
Opening Hours
Tuesday,3nd Monday of Every Month,New Year Holidays
Date of post:2015/05/12

Interactive Museum conveniently located beside the station

  • Historic / Cultural Experiences

The museum introduces Osakan housing history and lifestyles from Edo to the post war era. The museum is three - stories, on the 8th to 10th floors in the Osaka Municipal Housing Information Center.

You feel as if you have time - traveled as you step into the reproduced Osaka town streets in 1830's Edo period. They change the lightening to reflect the time of day. The main street is shops ran by merchants, and small streets behind them are the living areas of Osakans.

I visited there in May, so they are in the "summer festival" style. Each shop facing the main street displays festival decorations called "Tsukurimono" to celebrate Tenjin Festival, the major summer festival in Osaka. Merchants apparently tried hard to make Tsukurimono to surprise people. For instance, they made the lion - like statue which has the drawers for the face, two mirrors for eyes, and a futon blanket for the body. It's fun to take notice of their Tsukurimono, making a guess of what they were made of.

On the 8th floor, there are dioramas to show the history and transformation of the village to the post war city in Osaka. If you have got your smartphone, use QR codes to get some English explanation for each diorama.

You can rent yukatas and wander about the streets. Nice experience to take pictures!

・Backpacks have to be left in the returnable coin locker before you enter the museum.
・Multilingual pamphlets and English speaking staff available.

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Date of post:2015/04/23

Time travel to the 19th century’s Osaka! This Museum will introduce you real life in Osaka in the 19th century

  • Historic / Cultural Experiences
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An easy and fun way to learn how old Osaka citizens had their lives is to visit the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living located at Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome on subway. It’s one minutes’ walk from the station.

On the 9th floor you will see and feel the recreated town houses in the end of the Edo period around 1830s. The town named Osakamachi 3-chome includes many real life-sized town houses which were reproduced by specialists such as researchers at Osaka City University and shrine carpenters. By dropping in each store you will find old furniture or many interesting exhibitions in the rooms and fake dogs, cats or cicadas or sparrows outside.

The virtual reality method makes you feel changing scene of mid-summer day from morning to sunset during the 25 minutes stay.

On the 8th floor you will see the modernization and changing lifestyle from 1868 to 1950 in Osaka by following wonderful gadgets.

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