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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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Uncharted Gem

This place is a must see for those who are in Osaka, do not worry it is indoors so it wont be hot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
East Riffa
Cheapest and the Best Kimono Rental Experience

We went here thinking only about wearing Kimonos. However, upon arriving, we were in awe as we saw... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago

This place is a must see for those who are in Osaka, do not worry it is indoors so it wont be hot. Just make sure you rent a Kimono XD. I went there in September 2014 so I do not know whether it has...More

2  Thank Mohammed1412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here thinking only about wearing Kimonos. However, upon arriving, we were in awe as we saw a whole village during the Edo period. Entrance is on the 8th floor and upon arriving, the front desk would tell you (in English) to reserve your...More

2  Thank 29813riap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little gem where you can experience a few things: Wear kimono, walk around the "small village", close to what it was like in the old days. At 600 yen, this is definitely one of the most affordable kimono rentals you ever...More

3  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I was surprised by the uniqueness of this museum. You can dress up in kimono's and walk around in the small village of what it might have been like to live in Osaka in the past. Definitely a living museum experience. The next room has...More

3  Thank BBoyerSAS
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I really recommend this place! It shows you as if you are in old Japan. You can wear their kimonos and walk around. However, it is sooooo small. It will only take 10 minutes (maximum 30 minutes) of your schedule.

2  Thank MaryamA1212
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I made a mistake of looking at the pictures of the place first before going, and I was very perplexed. My google maps told me that I had arrived, but I can see no traditional buildings or people wearing kimonos around. In fact, it was...More

7  Thank naninoordin
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really interesting museum to give you a feel of Japan over the ages. The mock village provides insights into housing and shops for rich and poor. The display on the next floor down has models of Osaka at different points in history....More

2  Thank Rich_Nat246
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Altho this place is quite small and a bit out of the way, it's still a great place to visit with all the replica houses based on how they used to live and ur able to walk around inside them. Definitely a nice little place...More

2  Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Good place to know the history and tons of photo takings here for me. Be prepared to wait in the queue as I remembered I waited like 45 mins to an hour before I managed to go inside.

3  Thank CJX83
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Take 10 minutes to finish. Go if you have nowhere else to go. Streets nearby are far more interesting.

1  Thank Connie F
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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.