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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
Otaru Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
476 Reviews
Museum
Liked by 21
Closed Open from 9:00am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 4-1, Sumiyoshicho, Otaru-shi
Phone: +81-134-221108

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Otaru Music Box is one of the most famous products of Otaru, and it is not only a popular souvenir shop in Hokkaido, but also the oldest and largest music box museum in Japan. Built in 1912, this old, somewhat archaic building houses more than 3,000 music boxes from around the world, including a high-value dolls' music box and auto-playing music box, and many more traditional music boxes that are now barely visible on the market. Very ornamental.

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  • Goldyellow33
    Goldyellow33
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    It’s just wow

    So many different music boxes I liked sushi ones You can go upstairs too We went on weekend ,was busy but manageable with a stroller

    Reviewed on /Date(1593553303000+0800)/
  • samfisher4963
    samfisher4963
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    Wide variety of Music Boxes

    A famous large souvenir shop with variety of music boxes to choose from. Perfect shop to buy an ideal gifts for families & friends. Easily accessible from the main train station. Tip, if you want to v...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581353505000+0800)/
  • Gerry_W_Reisenberger
    Gerry_W_Reisenberger
    München
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    Interesting experience, but too touristy

    It's nice to see and ideally learn a bit about the manufacturing of the music boxes, but essentially this is one big shopping hall full of music boxes for the masses littered with Chinese tour groups....

    Reviewed on /Date(1577842660000+0800)/
  • PanviLiao
    PanviLiao
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    Unique music boxes

    Various of choices for music box, no matter western style or Japanese typical. Right place to visit especially during winter, atmosphere of Christmas in the house

    Reviewed on /Date(1577216605000+0800)/
  • CuriousTraveller81
    CuriousTraveller81
    Jakarta, Indonesia
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    A place to visit if you like music box!

    This is right the place if you like music box. You can see variety of music box here. The price range from budget into the expensive one. There’s small museum that display some antique music box and t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576681719000+0800)/

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Introduction

Converted from Hokkaido's office for rice and grain trade, Otaru Music Box Museum exudes a certain European feel. With outer walls comprised of meticulously arranged dark red bricks, and a beech wood interior, the old stairs, corridors, and railings of the hall complement each other beautifully. In addition to viewing the variety of music boxes inside, visitors can also head to the third floor and try their hand at making a music box themselves.
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