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The Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum

1-38, Tateishich, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-865-1020
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1-38, Tateishich, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-865-1020
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to the museum in September 2017. It is a small museum, home to a wide variety of antique music boxes and automatas from several countries. The museum also houses the oldest kind of music box which originates from Switzerland. The receptionist was very...More

Thank Melani Y
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The museum was located in the busy street of Arashiyama. They still have the old school music boxes for display. We just strolled around the museum and have no time to try the tea set there due to time limitation. Worth to have a look...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I can't tell much if you only look from outside. But, Inside the Music Box museum, it was awesome. This is my first time visit this Arashiyama Orgel Museum and my wife & me really love it. You can enjoy good coffee while hear a...More

1  Thank MrJ0ck0
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Music Box Museum in Arashiyama; cute little museum where they still have old school music boxes on display (those with a ballarina dancing and turning rounds).

1  Thank Quack H
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The museum is located along the busy street of Arashiyama centre. By chance we have a cup of coffee and cake on ground floor of the building and allowed to pay a short visit to the museum free of charge. There were quite a number...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We paid for the guided tour on the 2nd Level and were treated to a wonderful display of many types of Orgels. The guide was very meticulous in sharing the historical context of each orgel and went into a detailed explanation of their operating mechanisms...More

1  Thank 327tesq
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Just a short walk from Saga Torokko station this museum has some amazing music boxes, including the oldest music box in the world. We arrived and got a giggle from the entry fee sign: discounts for couples and an extra discount for me getting a...More

Thank Cmeve
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I was really fascinating by the antique music boxes that they have! I hardly had problems with explanation in japanese but it wasn't really a big bother to me. I really liked it! amazing people, beautiful melodies. Wonderful museum!

1  Thank Predrag S
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Fascinating museum dedicated to "music boxes." I was expecting small, tabletop music boxes but was pleasantly surprised to find large, scale mechanical music machines, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We made it just in time for the last tour of the...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Being a collector of Antique Mechanical Music instruments this was a very nice museum to find in Japan and Kyoto by chance. When it also showed up to be very tidy and with demonstrations of the boxes and the automatas on display finnishing of with...More

2  Thank MateofSweden
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