Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building

Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore3,914 contributions
Oct 2022
The famed music museum in the Otaru Orgel-do II building in Otaru The Music Box Museum consists of multiple buildings scattered around the southern end of Sakaimachi Street but we concentrate on the main & largest one, located at the south entrance of the dori at a five-street intersection called Meruhen-Kôsaten. We were here on a Saturday morning in Late-Oct. Sunny but low temp of 15 deg.
Japan’s largest music box store housed in a solid stone building. Around 80,000 music boxes of 5,000 different kinds are available in this main building alone.
Upon entering one will be captivated by the gentle sound and chimes.. It includes various examples of music boxes as well as CDs that have music box-esque versions of various songs, and the many kinds of music boxes are made of grass, wood or other material.. It is a popular sightseeing attraction and we saw much visitors inside, each busy going through the display and listening to the beautiful music from the various cutie gadgets! The prices are surprisingly good (value) and we spent more than 30 mins trying to select our beloved choice, among the so many precious antique music boxes. There is a 2nd floor of this main museum housing some truly impressive antiques, home to carefully made, hand-crafted music boxes But unfortunately we really have no time to explore more, sad.
Just outside the retro bldg. is a steam clock in front of the main building, which uses steam to play a melody every 15 minutes, which is a very popular photo spot. We depart after taking much photos, for our onward move along the famous Dori ahead.
Written 10 November 2022
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coco h
122 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
So many different music boxes
I liked sushi ones
You can go upstairs too
We went on weekend ,was busy but manageable with a stroller
Written 1 July 2020
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sam fisher
Philippines1,136 contributions
Dec 2019
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 visit this place, be here before the opening time to avoid large crowd.
Written 11 February 2020
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Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Munich, Germany353 contributions
Dec 2019
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 groups. Not really a museum, more like one huge gift shop.
Written 1 January 2020
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Panvi Liao
Xiamen, China61 contributions
Dec 2019
Various of choices for music box, no matter western style or Japanese typical.
Right place to visit especially during winter, atmosphere of Christmas in the house
Written 25 December 2019
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Eric
Jakarta, Indonesia433 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is right the place if you like music box.
You can see variety of music box here. The price range from budget into the expensive one. There’s small museum that display some antique music box and the story how music box start in europe.

Tips:
- Its best to come earlier to avoid the crowd. The shop is easily crammed with tourist during the evening.
- baby chair, wheels chair are not recommended within the shop. Some part has a tight space and to access the 2nd and 3rd floor need to use step and small wooden stairs.
- no cafe within the shop
- you can get tax free by showing passport
- its pretty warm inside the shop
- dont forget to see the iconic steam clock outside the shop blowing steam
Written 18 December 2019
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WSLEE74
Kuantan, Malaysia461 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Came because of the Steam Clock. This building is just behind the clock, but upon entering, wow....we end up buying a few music box, i love the most with Canon D music...
Written 9 December 2019
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Rainne_T
Singapore, Singapore428 contributions
Oct 2019
Huge building, selling all shapes and sizes of music boxes. The music available is quite limited though. On the third level, you can even customize your own music box (choose your music box style, then choose the melody that you want).

I particularly love their copper wall-mounted music "boxes". They look like exquisite clocks (and some actually are - with music box feature too).
Written 11 November 2019
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Wei T
Singapore, Singapore588 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
My second time here (first was a decade ago), was impressed back then but it seems like a solely merchandise for sale shop now, with a wide range of music box merchandise. The shop diagonal opposite (named antique museum) seems a more legit museum than this shop. The clock tower outside this museum chimes more frequently than once per hour
Written 2 October 2019
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,717 contributions
Sep 2019
Beautiful music boxes in all shapes & sizes to see & even more to purchase at all price points. Amazing!
Written 18 September 2019
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