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Let's Visit the Music Box Museum, with its Lovely, Healing Tone Colors!

The Music Box Museum is a specialty shop of music boxes in Otaru, Hokkaido.
There are many kinds of music boxes made of grass, wood or other material.
And their gentle sounds will captivate you when you step into the shop.
In addition, there are a lot of other items to decorate music boxes to charm visitors, such as beautiful ornaments and dolls that move to the melody of music.

The Music Box
The Music Box

Introducing Some of the Music Box Museum Shops!

There are three Music Box Museums in Hokkaido: Otaru, Hakodate and Furano.
And Kamakura, Kyoto and even Okinawa also have our shops outside of Hokkaido.
All museums are admission free. They are also popular facilities for DIY music boxes!

Hokkaido: Otaru Music Box Museum

Otaru Music Box Museum has more than 3400 types of music boxes and it’s the largest specialty shop in Japan.
And the building was built of brick in 1912, which is a historical city landmark in Otaru.

The Exterior of the Otaru Music Box Museum
The Exterior of the Otaru Music Box Museum
The Interior of the Otaru Music Box Museum
The Interior of the Otaru Music Box Museum
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Basic information on Otaru Music Box Museum

Address
4-1, Sumiyoshi-cho, Otaru City, Hokkaido[MAP]
Tel
0134-22-1108
Business Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Open until 7:00 pm between July and September on Fridays, Saturdays and the days before National Holidays)
WEB
URL(English)

Kyoto: Kyoto Music Box Museum, Saga

Visitors can enjoy traditional Kyoto-style feeling and the music boxes.
The cute “Maiko” geisha doll greets visitors when you enter to the museum like an old-fashioned Kyoto house.
Why not try DIY music boxes? It’s so popular!

Kyoto Music Box Museum, Saga
Kyoto Music Box Museum, Saga
The DIY Corner at the Saga Museum
The DIY Corner at the Saga Museum
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Basic information on Kyoto Music Box Museum, Saga

Address
30-35 Saga Tenryuji Tsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto[MAP]
Tel
075-468-1890
Business Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WEB
URL(English)

Kyoto: Kyoto Music Box Museum, Arashiyama

In the Kyoto Arashiyama Music Box Museum, there are many Kyoto-style music boxes such as featuring rabbit dolls wearing gorgeous kimono.
Visitors can also DIY music boxes!

Kyoto Music Box Museum, Arashiyama
Kyoto Music Box Museum, Arashiyama
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Basic information on Kyoto Music Box Museum, Arashiyama

Address
54-3, Arashiyama Nakao-Shita-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto[MAP]
Tel
075-366-3395
Business Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WEB
URL(English)

Overseas Tourists are Lucky! It's Tax-Exempt!

The music boxes are perfect for a souvenir and a present!
Purchases over ¥5400 are eligible for tax exemption! Don't forget to bring your passport.
*Note: Food and other such products are not included in this tax exemption.