Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru

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Discover an important part of the city's cultural heritage at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, a museum and shop dedicated to music boxes. The finely crafted music players have a striking effect, both visually and audibly, with moving mechanisms producing a range of songs and pieces, and a diverse array of designs and materials used in their manufacturing. Learn about the history of music boxes and their significance in local culture, as well as seeing and hearing a number of demonstrations. Head to the gift shop to pick up a music box to take away with you, a fitting memento of your time in the city. Before you head to Otaru, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Otaru trip builder website , to make sure you see all that Otaru has to offer, including Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.
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  • My second time here (first was a decade ago), was impressed back then but it seems like a solely merchandise for sale shop now, with a wide range of music box merchandise. The shop diagonal opposite (...  more »
  • Speaking of Otaru, it is called a music box, but you can see a lot of music boxes and buy them. Old music boxes are also on display, and no matter how much time you have, it is not enough.
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  • This is a great place to buy some small gift for your family and friends. They allow you to take photos, which I think it's really good. When they allow photos, it usually means that the owner is confident that their product is really good and the owner would want people to share their products online. I'm letting you know that even just walking in this building is quite fun because you get to see all these delicate music boxes.
  • Summary: An impossible music box museum / Japanese Swiss cottage with hand crafted everything made in Japan. Interesting that a place like this can exist with so many beautiful and skillfully crafted items in one place. 3 floors of a wood architecture cottage.
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