Osaka Museum of Housing & Living


Two subway stops from Umeda, this museum contains a life-sized reproduction of an 1830s Osaka neighbourhood with shophouses, drug stores, an old-style sentō (public bath) and atmospheric lighting that transitions from day to night. You can try out traditional toys and even rent a kimono for photo ops (¥500). Enter the building directly from the subway and take the elevator up to the 8th floor.

From here you can walk south down Japan's longest shopping arcade Tenjinbashi-suji.

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