Culture

Osaka Shopping St. & Museum of Housing and Living (16 Nov)

Osaka
Housing & Living
Date: 16 Nov.
10:30 - 11:30 am JST

This tour was conducted on 16 Nov. 2020.
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Discover Japan's longest shopping street and experience the changing living conditions of locals throughout history!

Osaka is a wonderful and vibrant city with so much to offer. Here you will find the longest shopping street in Japan known as Tenjinbashi-Suji. It stretches for around 2.6 kilometers, which is so long that it spans three subway stops. There are over 600 shops in this covered marketplace (shotengai) that sell everything like clothes, medicines, shoes, books, souvenirs, groceries, electronics, and more. It is no wonder that this place is popular with both locals and tourists.

Another famous destination is the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. It's a museum that celebrates the long and rich history of Osaka. One of the best attractions is the faithful recreation of the look and feel of the city during the Edo period (1603-1867). It showcases structures such as kimono stores and row houses for ordinary towns people that were reproduced based on thorough academic research. The interactive exhibits even allow visitors to touch the items on display. Come and travel back in time with us as we experience the changing times in Osaka throughout several centuries.

Tour Highlights:

    • Walk through the bustling shopping street of Tenjinbashi-Suji
    • Learn more about the history of the city through the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
    • Experience the exhibits that show a slice of life in Osaka during earlier times

 

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