Tourist Attractions and Experiences

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Aside from a faithful recreation of a Osaka town during the end of the Edo period, the museum also features exhibits that show the townscape and living conditions during the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras.

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is located within the Osaka Municipal Housing Information Center building that faces the Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street on 6-chome Tenjinbashi, Kita ward. Visitors to this museum can experience the ever-changing housings and townscape of Osaka from the Edo period to the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras. The biggest attraction is the detailed and faithful recreation of “Osaka” from 1830 to 1844 which was the latter part of the Edo period. The attraction even has a system that changes the scenery of the town, depending on the time of day. The museum is packed with things to see, and even has changing interior decorations per season. Take a seat to enjoy traditional Kamigata performance arts in addition to various other events and workshops that are held here. The museum even offers volunteer guides who go by the name, “Machiya-shu.”

Basic information

  • Barrier Free
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (admission until 4:30 PM)
Tuesdays, New Year’s holidays (December 28th to January 2nd), also closed irregularly
Adults ¥600, High school and university students ¥300,
free admission for elementary and junior high school students and under, persons with disability certificates or Mirairo IDs, residents who are 65 years or older (please present proper identification or certificate)
Directly connected to the No. 3 Exit of the Hankyu Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line and Sakaisuji Line
8F Housing Information Center bldg, 6-4-20 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
TEL:06-6242-1170 FAX:06-6354-8601

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