Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru

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Discover an important part of the city's cultural heritage at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, a museum and shop dedicated to music boxes. The finely crafted music players have a striking effect, both visually and audibly, with moving mechanisms producing a range of songs and pieces, and a diverse array of designs and materials used in their manufacturing. Learn about the history of music boxes and their significance in local culture, as well as seeing and hearing a number of demonstrations. Head to the gift shop to pick up a music box to take away with you, a fitting memento of your time in the city. Before you head to Otaru, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Otaru trip builder website, to make sure you see all that Otaru has to offer, including Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.
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  • A famous large souvenir shop with variety of music boxes to choose from. Perfect shop to buy an ideal gifts for families & friends. Easily accessible from the main train station. Tip, if you want to.....  more »
  • It's nice to see and ideally learn a bit about the manufacturing of the music boxes, but essentially this is one big shopping hall full of music boxes for the masses littered with Chinese tour...  more »
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  • This is a great place to buy some small gift for your family and friends. They allow you to take photos, which I think it's really good. When they allow photos, it usually means that the owner is confident that their product is really good and the owner would want people to share their products online. I'm letting you know that even just walking in this building is quite fun because you get to see all these delicate music boxes.
  • Summary: An impossible music box museum / Japanese Swiss cottage with hand crafted everything made in Japan. Interesting that a place like this can exist with so many beautiful and skillfully crafted items in one place. 3 floors of a wood architecture cottage.
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