OSAKA RETRO / DAY 3

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G'Day Japan! / Discover / OSAKA RETRO / DAY 3

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, Tsutenkaku Tower & Hozenji Yokocho

Discover the traditional atmosphere of Osaka on this route, starting among merchants houses and other classic pieces of architecture that portray the city circa 1830 – 1844. They are featured in the Edo period streetscape at the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, which can be enjoyed for free with your Osaka Amazing Pass. Take the opportunity to blend in and explore it in a traditional kimono or yukata, which are available for hire.

You’ll find the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living in the hustle and bustle of Tenjinbashisuji arcade, close to exit 3 of Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome (T18) on the Tanimachi Line – two stops from Higashi-Umeda (T20).

Next, move on to see a real-life traditional streetscape, as you explore the Shinsekai area of Osaka. This is the home of Tsutentaku Tower, a much-loved symbol of the city, and Jan-Jan Yokocho, a fun, lively maze of hole-in-the-wall bars and eateries. After climbing tower – which is free with your Osaka Amazing Pass – and enjoying the view, the done thing is to sample a beverage and deep-fried kushikatsu kebab while soaking up the atmosphere in Jan-Jan Yokocho below.

The closest subway station to Tsutenkaku is Ebisucho (K18) on the Sakaisuji Line, seven stops to the south of Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome (K11). The station before it is Nipponbashi (N17), which you’ll backtrack to for an evening exploring Hozenji Yokocho.

The cosy izakaya bars and restaurants that line this laneway ooze traditional charm, and it contrasts sharply with the neon-glow of the surrounding Dotonbori area, feeling like a secret passage to another era.

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OSAKA MUSEUM OF HOUSING AND LIVING: konjyakukan.com/info_e.html
TSUTENKAKU TOWER: www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/Guide-pdf/mishiran-guide-english.pdf
HOZENJI YOKOCHO: www.osaka-info.jp/en/ofc/201103/


day1

FAMILY FUN

Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium & Tempozan Ferris Wheel

 

 

day2

RELAXATION AND ROMANCE

Naniwa-no-Yu, Santa Maria & Hep Five

 

day3

OSAKA RETRO

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, Tsutenkaku Tower & Hozenji Yokocho

 

 

day4

INNOVATIVE OSAKA

Osaka Science Museum, Floating Garden Observatory & Abeno Harukas

 

REGION INFORMATION

Osaka

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Osaka is the cultural and economical centre of western Japan. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides, however, it’s Osaka’s vibrant and innovative culture that produced sushi trains and the tallest building in Japan that attracts its visitors.

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