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Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building

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4-1 Sumiyoshicho, Otaru 047-0015, Hokkaido
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All reviews musical box steam clock extensive collection for sale different kinds third floor worth a stop interesting music spend hours here many choices must visit place nice place to go inside the building red brick building taking photos shopping street boxes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many music boxes for sale. The price range csn be from 1K Yen up to 100K. It really depends on what you want. It s a great place to get some sovenior for friends.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wong_tigger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Otaru Music Box (Orgel) Museum. There are 1000s of different music box design to see and buy over 3 floors. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kimhuat2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

its filled with musical boxes of every kind. be careful if u have young children. lots of fragile things! the upstairs section has beautifully crafted pieces but too expensive except for serious collector. but certainly worth a visit to see the extensive collection n maybe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason H
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

You can find all types of musics box here but I feel the price is at the high side. But one should buy one to keep as a souvenir.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leehonghooi
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, delicate designs of the music boxes. A bit pricey but the designs are really special and well made.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ruianns
Reviewed 6 November 2018

An absolute must for my wife who loves music boxes, but also enjoyable for others. The variety of music boxes is astounding and the better Japanese mechanisms equal European equivalents. You can spend a short time here or a whole day searching out little gems...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Quejinok
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Currently the steam clock is under renovation so there's not much to see but nonetheless it's a good photo op. There's good local shopping just inside the adjacent building and rest rooms. It's at the eastern end of the main shopping street.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The music box was first brought to Japan in 1852 by a Dutch trader. The red brick building houses fascinating exhibitions of numerous well-preserved antique music boxes, and mechanical dolls of historical value. There is an extensive collection of a wide variety of music boxes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank global3adventure
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Iconic Otaru Steam Clock - this steam clock is one of two in the world – the other resides in Gastown, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. It was made by Canadian clock maker Raymond Sounders in 1977. Made of bronze, it stands 5.5 m in height, 1...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank global3adventure
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Otaru is famous for Music box. The place located along the way sakaimachi street. It's very easy to spot on. This music box has 3 store, they sell variety of music box. Inside the building also have the old model of museum box for tourist...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Loekito1824
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Dian W
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Response from Jangtravels | Reviewed this property |
huge range of music boxes. really depends on what u want
2 June 2017|
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Response from verycheff | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can. If yes, it must be very expensive, the melodies in the music box is quite simple, it contain with just 5-8 melodies, for more complicated music is unbelievable expensive.