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Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place is created for Japanese & Japanese speaking tourists.
Not suitable for foreigners.
Museum is very small, everything in japanese, one only need 15 mins to cover the whole place.Entrance fee is 500 yen.
They run an hr chargeable japanese course for those keen to make their own perfume ( tourist trap).
Not recommended unless you have alot of time in yr hand.

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Only the true fragrance-lover interested in the origins and varieties of perfume would take the trouble to walk at least 20 minutes from the train station to this rather isolated little museum. It's a pleasant enough walk past bubbling streams and manhole covers in the hotspring town of Beppu to the rather plain building situated next to some student residential flats.
The ground floor features all the popular brands of perfume past and present including the classic Chanel No.5 and Paloma Picasso's sexy, curvy bottle (thought I'd never see it again)! Dipsticks were provided for testing but some of the samples had lost their fragrance and not replaced or renewed. Upstairs there was a history of perfumes and their part in various dynasties including Egypt's Cleopatra, France's Madame la Pompadour and the chinese and Korean courts. Animal sources eg civet cat, musk ox as well as plant sources like sandalwood and myrrh were featured as well. There's not much English to provide detailed informationso you can't spend too much time here. The cafe downstairs is also unremarkable with few interesting souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Bluesphynx
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

To be honest it was my family's last day in Beppu and we had time to kill, and a car and being nearby curiosity got the better of me let's say,,,,,but it wasn't that bad, lots of old reminders of bottles I used to own myself yesteryear e.g. Kouros... very Lol. Information is basically in Japanese and Korean but loads of visuals and samples for enthusiasts. The museum is put together by students of the adjacent university from my understanding. Less the 1 hour should be ample time to see the free floors here (floor 1&2).

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank RonaS_12
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Reviewed February 24, 2019
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile
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Date of experience: December 2018
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