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Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building

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4-1 Sumiyoshicho, Otaru 047-0015, Hokkaido
+81 134-22-1108
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place, delicate designs of the music boxes. A bit pricey but the designs are really special and well made.

Thank ruianns
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must for my wife who loves music boxes, but also enjoyable for others. The variety of music boxes is astounding and the better Japanese mechanisms equal European equivalents. You can spend a short time here or a whole day searching out little gems...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently the steam clock is under renovation so there's not much to see but nonetheless it's a good photo op. There's good local shopping just inside the adjacent building and rest rooms. It's at the eastern end of the main shopping street.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

The music box was first brought to Japan in 1852 by a Dutch trader. The red brick building houses fascinating exhibitions of numerous well-preserved antique music boxes, and mechanical dolls of historical value. There is an extensive collection of a wide variety of music boxes...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Iconic Otaru Steam Clock - this steam clock is one of two in the world – the other resides in Gastown, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. It was made by Canadian clock maker Raymond Sounders in 1977. Made of bronze, it stands 5.5 m in height, 1...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Otaru is famous for Music box. The place located along the way sakaimachi street. It's very easy to spot on. This music box has 3 store, they sell variety of music box. Inside the building also have the old model of museum box for tourist...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Tourist trap if you enjoy buying trinkets. Still worth a look and walk about just to look at the intricate music boxes

1  Thank re1na
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for music boxes as gift, and was recommended by hotel staff to look no further than here. We had to thank her. Not only we got what we were looking for, we had a great time wondering inside this amazing building. There...More

2  Thank ongwl82016
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This antique red brick building caught my attention when we were in Otaru looking for some souvenirs to bring home because it really looked very unique and historical. I’m very happy that I went inside to see various antique furnitures and of course, a lot...More

Thank Weng845
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I visited this place with my family 4 years ago during a vacation trip to Hokkaido, and it sticks in my memory ever since. The place is official known as a "museum" of music boxes, while in fact it's more of a craft house and...More

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Dian W
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Jangtravels | Reviewed this property |
huge range of music boxes. really depends on what u want
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Sukhum T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can. If yes, it must be very expensive, the melodies in the music box is quite simple, it contain with just 5-8 melodies, for more complicated music is unbelievable expensive.