The 9th floor is all about the Edo Period (1603-1868) wherein Osaka flourished as Japan’s main port. The 8th floor meanwhile is where the Naniwa Archaeological Resource Centre is located. Visitors can learn about the discipline of archaeology in this floor that has a reconstruction of an excavation site, various equipment used for digging and analysis, and samples of material culture. Osaka during the early years of 20th century is depicted in the 7th floor. It has a recreation of houses, shops, and streets in 1930s Osaka.
As a student of archaeology and history, I enjoyed my short visit in this museum. It gave me some contexts about Osaka’s history. The archaeological resource centre was a good way to teach the public about archaeology in a way that they can appreciate and understand.