Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu

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A visit to Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments allows you to explore and experience different cultures of the world through music. The museum houses over 1,300 instruments from all over the world, which you can see in separate displays, categorized by the continent and country they originate from. Take a tour, and feel the music through short videos and recordings accompanying each exhibit. This way you get to see what inspired the instrument, and to learn about the culture behind it. Don’t miss the hands-on room, where the staff regularly demonstrate different sounds by playing the instruments. You can also try playing some of the exhibits, and get some memorable souvenirs from the gift shop. To plan Hamamatsu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • they had a lot of "ethnic " music instrunments(' replicas!) from all over the world. if you want to learn wgat they look like or so on, it would be a good place but i was very dissapointed when i saw....  more »
  • It is a veritable wonderland of musical instruments from many parts of the world and helpful friendly staff. The displays are well labeled and the English leaflet and audio guide was very helpful...  more »
  • Visit here and you will know why Hamamatsu is called city of music. Huge 2 floor museum with unbelievable musical instruments from around the world. You can try your skills on some. Very close to Hamamatsu station. Entry tickets are decently priced. Worth visit if you have 2-3 hours time.
  • This is actually a great museum. There are many instruments from around the world, often special exhibitions. You can listen to recordings of the instruments and sometimes play them. There are good signs, oftentimes also in English. Do not get the (free) audio device. It just repeats what's already on the signs, in a computer-generated voice. You will spend a lot of time realizing you don't need it, and it's not updated to the current displays. It also interferes with listening to the headphones at each instrument.
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