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Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

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Address: | Adjacent to Act Tower, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Biggest collection I’ve seen so far

Excellent on a rainy day and also kids friendly. Being the home town of Yamaha and Kawai, besides the various instruments from all over the whole, it has a comprehensive... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Excellent on a rainy day and also kids friendly. Being the home town of Yamaha and Kawai, besides the various instruments from all over the whole, it has a comprehensive collection on the piano history. You can study the evolution of the piano in detail and even try some mechanics.

Thank KuK_Traveler
Kawasaki, Japan
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

【アクセス】 駅から10分かからず、と好アクセスロケーション。 [Access] It takes less than 10 minutes from JR Hamamatsu station. 【入場料と印象】 Hotelで割引券Getして入場が吉です。一般は800円。隔週水曜日の休館日注意。 Entree fee is 800 Yen. You must get a discount ticket in Hotels. Is is closed on some Wednesday. 入ったとたんに地味なアジア系の楽器の展示で、「失敗したか!」と思いましたが…。BFのヨーロッパの鍵盤、管楽器のコレクションには驚きました。 音楽好きだけでなく結構楽しめる博物館です。楽器には手を触れられませんが、写真はOKです。 浜松市の楽器への想いが感じられる場所です。ぜひ! When I just entered, I felt I have entered "Wrong place" since there were many unimpressed Asian instruments. But, there are huge collection... More 

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Lexington, KY
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were in town for a weekend and noticed that we had not been to this attraction before. Being close to Act Tower, it was really easy to get to. When inside, we were treated to a history of how music is and was made around the world. It will only take you about an hour, but the collection is... More 

Thank drshoph
Tokyo, Japan
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

In my research of things to do in Hamamatsu, the Museum of Musical Instruments popped up very often but the lack of English materials on this museum didn't make it too exciting. Still, we had free time so we went anyway and you know what? I'm glad we went. The museum has an extensive collection of instruments from around the... More 

Thank Jen L
Singapore, Singapore
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This museum is 10 minutes walk from Hamamatsu JR station, entrance fee 400 yen. It has an impressive collections of musical instruments all over the world. First floor showcased Japan and Asia, while lower level are instruments from the rest of the world: Europe, Africa, South America, etc. Some of the instruments were unique, which I have never seen before.... More 

Thank LG_Kay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

As you enter the Museum you will spot the Golden long musical instrument which resembles a Chariot. That's just the beginning. HAMAMATSU MUSEUM OF INSTRUMENTS is a good location to be visited. The famous Kawaii Instruments also happens to have their Head quarters along with Yahama Instruments and Suzuki at HAMAMATSU. While you watch the extended display of Instruments you... More 

Thank Nadish M
Medan, Indonesia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

It was my first time to visit a music museum and was both suprised and happy to make up my mind to visit it. There are practically every piece of musical instrument ever created in the world. What I really love is reading the history of the musical instrument.

Thank SusantoWu
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Lots of amazing musical instruments. Some from the past, many unfamiliar ones from around the world. The Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments has some unique items, especially in it's display of pianos. My favourite section was the display of old (and not so old) electronic keyboards and synthesisers.

Thank Richard B
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This is simply amazing. There are several exhibition rooms for music from Asia, Japan, Africa and Europe respectively. The part featuring developement of modern piano is most amazing. Very detailed presentation of almost all ancient piano ancestor, such as harpsichord, clavichord and how these evolves to modern piano. A museum definitely not to be missed for musician of any discipline.

Thank NaughtyStar
Kobe, Japan
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, but it was well worth it. There's a big collection of instruments from around the world with audio samples as well as a play room where you can also muck around too. Audio guide is also free which is quite informative.

Thank yosi84

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