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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

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2-11-21 Owaricho, Kanazawa 920-0902 Ishikawa Prefecture
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Wanting wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions20 helpful votes
It was a rainy day and being an LP enthusiast I thought I would pop into this museum. It’s a rather small museum with many many phonographs. Spent sometime listening to some records on the 3rd floor but the highlight of the museum was the demonstration of some of their phonographs. It was an amazing experience to hear records and phonographs from the early 1900s playing right in front of you. The demonstration was in Japanese but there was a file that gave you the gist of it. They have 3 sessions a day, check the time before visiting! Staff were very friendly and spoke a little bit of English. They tried their best to show me the highlights of the museum. A very nice place for any record lover.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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StevieCCD wrote a review May 2019
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom99 contributions39 helpful votes
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 in English provided.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Emily_G_Scott wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia389 contributions50 helpful votes
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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 recorder was invented by Thomas Edison, same inventor who gave us light bulb. There are a few sessions a day to showcase and explain the workings of some phonograph so try to catch that. In addition, on Sunday, they show case the oldest piano recorder in the world. On level 3, you can listen to some of the LPs in collection. I listened to Wham - Make it Big LP. Careless Whispers sounded like live. Highly recommended if you love music.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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GIT wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions55 helpful votes
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 each of the gramophone. This is a good place to relax and enjoy music that we have not heard before. Again, the nostalgic music is so soothing to the ears especially to Gen X people like us. I am sure the youngsters nowadays would not even know what LPs and records are. Overall, this is a very interesting museum and worth a visit.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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ECWorld wrote a review Apr 2019
Hong Kong, China2,571 contributions185 helpful votes
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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. This place was just full of fun and a pleasant surprise
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Date of experience: April 2019
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