Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
About Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
A popular museum offering life-size recreations of Osaka through different eras, in particular the Edo Period.
Situated on the top floors of a building along Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street can be found the fascinating Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. Spread across three floors, the museum offers a glimpse of the streets of Osaka during the Edo Period, as well as displays on Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods, and the evolution of Osaka through the ages.
An incredibly popular museum, it’s a good idea to get there early to avoid the crowds.
The museum offers a wide range of interesting reconstructions, including recreated houses, English audio guides, and exhibits you can interact wth. The museum does rent kimonos for visitors who are interested in getting photos wearing kimonos among the exhibits - however, this is a very popular option and waiting times can be considerable when the museum is busy.