7 Things to Know Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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The Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Museum of Housing and Living are two most famous and worth seeing museums of Osaka. The Science Museum is situated in Dojima River and Tosabari River. The museum was a dedication to Osaka on its 100th Anniversary. It was first science museum and also the first Planetarium of Japan. On the other hand, Housing and Living Museum is located in the shopping street and gives a beautiful view of Osaka in Edo Period. Some reasons to visit both the museums in Osaka, Japan are mentioned below:

1. History of The Museums

History of The Museums
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The Science Museum was founded in 1989 and designed by Takenaka Corporation. The construction of museum was funded by Kansai Electrics and the theme of Museum is Universe and Energy. The Museum of Housing and Living is a live presentation of the history of Japan presented in the Modern way.

2. Building of the Museums

Building of the Museums
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The Science Museum has total four floors and main attractions are science exhibits and each floor has different themes of displaying items. There are two secondary exhibition areas known as Planetarium and an Onimax theater presenting pictures of heaven. The structure of Housing and Living Museum is made of old Japanese style located in the famous street of Osaka and the main highlight of the museum is Model of Edo-Time Osaka.

3. Nearby places of Museums

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The main attractions near the Science Museum are National Museum of Arts, Kansai Electrics, United Church of Christ in Japan Osaka, Osaka International Convention Centre, Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Osaka Nakano- Shima Government Building. The attractions near the second museum are a long shopping street which attracts a large number of tourists at night time which include; The Mark Twain House and Hill-Stead Museum.

4. Nearby Hotels of Museums

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There are large numbers of hotels to stay near these museums if you are planning to visit them. Hotels near science museum are The Ritz-Carlton, Mitsui Garden Hotel, ANA Crowne Plaza, Hotel Vista Premio Dojima etc. Hotels near Living and Housing Museum are Avon Old Farms, The Farmington Inn, Iron Horse Inn etc. All these hotels are equipped with high-class amenities for the convenience of their customers

5. Access Information of the Museums

You can access Science Museum by taking train or bus from nearby places. There are available bus services from Yodoyabashi Station, Osaka Station, Osaka Fukushima Station. Train service is available from Yotsubashi Line Higobashi Station and Nakanoshima Station. You can access housing and living Museum by Tanimachi or Sakisuji Subway Line which is just 5 Minutes distance from the museum.

6. Other Details of The Museums

Other Details of The Museums
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The Museum of Housing and living charge entry fees of about 600 Yens for Adults and 300 Yens for High School and University Students. It is open from 10 am to 5 pm and closed on Tuesdays and day after National Holidays. The Science Museum is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm and an entry fee is 400 Yens except for Planetarium and Onimax Theatre. The Museum is closed on Monday and New Year.

7. Comparison of Both Museums

Comparison of Both Museums
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The Science Museum displays Universe, Chemistry, Electricity and Energy and there are Planetarium and Theatre which aires movies related to Universe and Science on weekends only. The museum has total four floors showing exhibits on various themes. On the other hand, the Housing and Living Museum is related to the history of Japanese people during Edo Period and it is the best place if you want to discover the development of Osaka in different periods. The 8th floor of Museum has a huge exhibition of Osaka’s Meiji and development after war period.

Information

  • Name: Osaka Science Museum
  • Address: 4-2-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
  • Phone:+81 6-6444-5656
  • Founded: October 7, 1989
  • Website: www.sci-museum.jp

Information

  • Name:Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
  • Address: 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku | 8F, Osaka 530-0041, Osaka Prefecture
  • Phone:+81 6-6242-1170

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