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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building

473 Reviews
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

What people are saying:

The Otaru Music Box Museum is very close to the South Otaru Station. It takes only five or six minutes to walk from the station. There is a large iconic steam bell at the door, so you will not miss it. Walking in is like entering the world of fairy tales. The sound of Ding Ding Dong Dong music is endless, and the shape of the music box has its own merits. Cartoon, traditional, elegant, and romantic are all so exquisite and dazzling. There are antique music boxes from all over the world upstairs. You can also choose your favorite music box to buy, the price ranges from a few hundred yen to tens of thousands of yen, and there are many choices. And don’t forget to sit next to the bear and make a card to remember this wonderful moment.

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  • Goldyellow33

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    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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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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