4 based on 122 reviews
Lots of really interesting old farmhouses which were disassembled, relocated from all over Japan and rebuilt in this lovely setting. You can go into most of the farmhouses and see the conditions in which people lived. Good explanatory texts in English, easy and quick to get to from Central Osaka. Surprisingly good, particularly on a nice day. ¥500 for adults.
4 based on 244 reviews
If you are a lover of airplanes, it is a right place to go. From the Observatory deck, you can watch taking offs and landings. For the moment, some renovations are underway. If the work is completed, the view from the deck will be nicer.
4 based on 151 reviews
Lounge Osaka is a credit card members' lounge at Osaka airport, and if you have a gold card or that of above rank, you can use it free of charge. After the renewal it became much better. Spacious and comfortable. But unlike the lounge of airlines, beer is not free. If you are hungry, you can buy Maisen's sandwiches at lounge (about $4).
4.5 based on 70 reviews
The Open-Air Musuem of Old Japanese Farmhouses is an outdoor museum where representative houses from throughout Japan have been moved and restored for exhibition along with related items and implements from daily living. Located on grounds of about 36,000㎡ inside Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, the museum has on display 12 farmhouses such as the Namba Magariya from as far north as Iwate to the Takakura from as far south as Amami Oshima. These houses were all built in Edo period(17-19th century) and are imbued with the style created by the climate, culture, and customs characteristic to each locality. The clever use of the natural surroundings and wisdom applied by people at the time to live in harmony are in display throughout of time to convey to us quietly important messages.
2017.03.16 visited the Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses (日本民家集落博物館) with the goal of seeing if the site would be worth taking our guests from USA and our company employees from various country branches. Unfortunately, the women selling the entry ticket was rude, abrupt, and very anti-social. We were told that the site would close at 5 PM but we arrived at 4:35, the main gate was opened but we were denied entry... why? Not sure. We were told that the place is closed. No other explanation. After 10 minutes or more negotiation, we finally were able to enter after paying 500 Yen (USD $4.40 or EUR 4.11) per person half price for kids. In short... if you plan to visit the place, make sure you visit it in the morning, otherwise save your money and dignity, and go somewhere else because you will be denied entry for some reason.
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4 based on 31 reviews
Well worth a visit for those passing through the Toyonaka area. Gives a good sample of the typical shrine experience. If you are lucky enough to visit during the brief festival time you can enjoy great music, dancing and beer in the shrine area! Other times the surrounding Hattori area offer a great selection of places to eat.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
My husband and I enjoyed a visit to the Museum of Osaka University last spring. (Note: The museum is also known as Machikaneyama Museum, named for Mount Machikane nearby.) The first crocodile fossil found in Japan, Machikanewani, was discovered during construction work on the campus and is now on exhibit at the museum; the crocodile is the mascot of the University so it was especially appropriate--and fun--to see this exhibit. Other fossils and archaeological findings from the campus area are displayed as well. We also visited an exhibit on the history of the University, which dates back to the early 19th century with the establishment of Tekijuku, an early medical school that incorporated western medical knowledge. The collections on microscopy, early computer development, and measurement instruments were interesting, too. It had been a long time since we had seen slide rules!
We spent a little over an hour at the museum although we could have spent somewhat longer had our schedule permitted. An English-language brochure is available at the reception desk and much of the signage has English translations so it was not difficult to understand the exhibits. Museum staff were friendly. There is no charge for admission. A viewing platform on the roof of the building provides a nice look at the surrounding area.
We were glad we had the opportunity to better understand the University’s history and accomplishments through our quick visit to the Museum.
4 based on 18 reviews
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