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Yokohama Doll Museum

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Address: 18 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023, Kanagawa Prefecture
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A Rare Museum

The museum is situated neighbouring the Yokohama Marine Tower, accessible by metro Minatomirai Line. The permenant collection include dolls from all over Japan and all over the... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2017
tensaisimon
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Beijing, China

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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous collection of dolls from every part of the world for all ages. There is a large Sylvanian collection which is popular with children. My onlycomplaint is that most of the information is in Japanese.

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Thank Jean G
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

We took my six year old daughter, thinking she would love the museum and we would enjoy watching her explore. In short order, my husband and I were completely engrossed in the exhibits. There are so many exquisite examples of dolls from 140 different countries and they give a real sense of the diverse flavor of the cultural identity of... More 

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Thank Marjermad
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

The museum is situated neighbouring the Yokohama Marine Tower, accessible by metro Minatomirai Line. The permenant collection include dolls from all over Japan and all over the world. From time to time there are speicial exhibitions held by world famous doll makers. The museum is not only good for families, but also a nice recluded place for nostalgic adults. Not... More 

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Thank tensaisimon
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This museum was awesome! An extensive collection of dolls from all over the world and from many eras. My burly husband even enjoyed it. You can take pictures inside. There's also a display of how dolls are made, and you can touch and feel some of the pieces which was really neat. Take your time through this wonderful museum. We... More 

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Thank marywaialeale2017
Vegarshei Municipality, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

The collection of dolls expressed social history through ages, and I just loved it! Dolls museums are rather rare, so it was a special experience to me as a doll- collector. There was also an exhibition of modern dolls made of leather, pigskin actually, that was great. Kyoko Kawai, one of the doll-makers, guided me. I am happy that I... More 

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3 Thank Ruth L
Massafra, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2014

I found it by chance and I decided to spend sometime in it... it turned to be pretty interesting to watch so many kinds of dolls from all over the world and see the differences... There is also a room full of gacha-gacha (capsule machines).

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Thank strafElga
Illinois City, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I am an avid doll collector and visit any doll museum that I come accross. This museum has a nice collection of dolls from around the world and their presentation of Japanese dolls is very impressive.

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1 Thank LWMiller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013

A small but well worth seeing Doll Museum. Dolls from all over the world and with lots of history too. Even a video of how the dolls a made...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

The location is not so easy to find. And actually there's no special theme aside from dolls. The have dolls from around the world, and dolls from every area in Japan, but no specific classification. And it's a bit disappointing as we couldn't find the hierarchical Japanese dolls (don't remember the name). The only plus point for us is the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2009

Can't actually remember how much it cost to go in as it pains me to much to think about it..... You can pay extra to go up to the fourth floor where they have special exhibitions on...While we were there it was motion picture..We paid extra to go into this and really need not have bothered as you can just... More 

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