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Rokko International Musical Box Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small museum, interesting performance

Museum is rather small, but with interesting exhibits. Pleasantly surprised by the music box... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Great for the ladies

Wasn’t exactly in my bucket list, but if you have a spare hour or two, knock yourself out. The... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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30 Jul 2018
“Small museum, interesting performance”
17 Oct 2017
“Great for the ladies”
This museum houses many rare automatic musical instruments such as musical boxes familiar in the West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A concert is held every half hour using the instruments, giving visitors a chance to hear a special...more
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4512-145 Kitarokko Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-891-1284
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Museum is rather small, but with interesting exhibits. Pleasantly surprised by the music box demonstration which was a unique experience. Strongly recommend if you are music box lover, or interested in building your own music box.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t exactly in my bucket list, but if you have a spare hour or two, knock yourself out. The ladies will be delighted as 90% of the visitors were ladies & you can visit the botanical garden on the same site

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I'm pretty sure they built this place as there was naff all between the cable car station and the terrace with the view. It's a real waste of time, just stay on the bus up the hill until this place is in the rear view...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

This was odd in one sense, a building that looked half Swiss and half Tudor! I do admit the 'show' was hard to follow as it was done in Japanese and I had trouble understanding with my limited knowledge. However, whilst not being a fan...More

1  Thank Gerard_Karlie
Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

One of the most bizarre places I've ever been to. The museum is non-sense and doesn't explain anything. The show is also tasteless and lacks any feeling. The ¥1,000+ of the ticket is NOT worth it.

4  Thank 709noeliaa
Reviewed 8 October 2013

I've come to associate the phrase, "Music Box" with small, handheld or tabletop devices, which use a rotating drum to actuate chimes, to play a simple tune. The Rokko International Music Box Museum has a good collection of these, including mechanical birds which sing. But...More

2  Thank McGoon
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Zahraa Riyadh A
22 December 2017|
Response from spxcfc | Reviewed this property |
There is a show on the big music boxes. An hour max on show & going through the exhibition. But there is also a session on making your own musical box n the garden if you like