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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

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I love this museum and have been twice - a treat for your ears

Where else can you hear the past, see what audiophiles where getting excited about 100 years ago or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Impressive collection of music recorder - phonograph

Came into the phonograph museum using the day bus ticket and you will get 50yen discount, 250 yen... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Sydney, Australia
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2-11-21 Owaricho, Kanazawa 920-0902, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you hear the past, see what audiophiles where getting excited about 100 years ago or more? You have to go for one of the scheduled listenings...that’s the whole point. Lovely small museum with keen and attentive staff. Good value too. Full notes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Came into the phonograph museum using the day bus ticket and you will get 50yen discount, 250 yen entrance fee. It houses a wide collection of phonographs, music recorder in the older days before digital music. It is so impressive and historical, forgot that music...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We arrived a little after the scheduled sound test at 2pm but the nice lady actually repeated the test for us in English. As the sound test is conducted in Japanese, we were given a translated sheet so that we could follow the history of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gan_Intl_Travel
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Where else could you hear ten working turntables (some almost a hundred years old)? I have seen them in museums but heard them in action! There were demo sessions every two hours or so and I was lucky to just happened onto one of them....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

As it was a wet day we looked for something indoors. This is a small museum. The phonograph demonstration (11am / 2pm /4pm) alone was worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alexineberry
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Walked by and as hubby loved all things technical we went in. We caught the end of the demonstration of various models and were given notes in English so we could follow what was being explained. The staff really seem to be phonograph enthusiasts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed July 19, 2018

If you are in to collections of record players this is the place for you! Lots of interesting history and very well set out. Enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this little museum today. I know it will be a highlight of our trip to Kanazawa. There were so many beautiful music players. There is very little English signage, but that which is there is helpful. We spent close to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank kellyes2017
Reviewed April 14, 2017

It isn't everyday that you get to hear phonographs, and this museum provides that opportunity. In addition to seeing the phonographs themselves, there is a 30 minute session that involves playing recordings on different phonographs (time was at 11:00, 2:00 and 4:00 when we visited),...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank cubfan22
Reviewed March 10, 2017

A local man's passion, his collection of phonographs, is housed in this lovely museum. A lot of the displays are in Japanesse, but there is some english translation here and there. Probably the best part of the museum is the phonograph demonstration. We were provided...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Fran H
April 2, 2016|
Response from Leni U | Reviewed this property |
It should be open. Tel. No. Is 076.232.3066. Call to find the time where they have the demo. Address: 2-11-21Owaricho Kanazawa. My apologies for the delayed response. Enjoy your visit and the cherry blossoms. Ms Leni.