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Rokko International Musical Box Museum

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Address: 4512-145 Kitarokko Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0101, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 788911284
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This museum houses many rare automatic musical instruments such as musical...

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 performance. Musical Box Assembly Experience the important process of deciding on the sound of a musical box. Choose a favorite song from Japanese pop or songs of the world and take the musical box home as a souvenir of your travels. Prices: From 1,600 yen Kobe Musical Box An original musical box made at the museum. A perfect gift from Kobe. Choose the song it will play from among 250 in the catalog. Prices: From 2,160 yen Strauss Café This café plays musical box music. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea with a view of nature on Mt. Rokko. Hours: 11:00 to 16:30 (last order 16:00)

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Vast collection of musical machines

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
Hurstbridge, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 mirror. Unless you're a music box fan. There isn't even a very good history of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 of music boxes I did find the collection of the old music machines interesting. Having... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 there's much more here: the collection comprises any mechanically-programmed music player, from basic player pianos... More 

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