Karuizawa Music Box Museum

Beautiful Timbre Sounding Out in the Bountiful Nature. A Music Box Museum in a Historic Resort

Music box

Karuizawa became popular as a villa or resort location for foreigners living in Japan in the 19th century. It is now a popular sightseeing location that hearkens back to those times, and it is home to bountiful nature and a quiet and refined atmosphere. Karuizawa Music Box Museum is located on Old Karuizawa Ginza Street, a main street filled with restaurants and shops. You’re sure to find a wide variety of beautiful music boxes around!

The air in Karuizawa is filled with the divine tones of music boxes sounding out. You can not only buy them but also enjoy exhibits and performances by antiques. The 2nd floor offers an experience of handmaking music boxes, in which you can choose your favorite song from over 80 options and create your very own music box.


  • Divine music in the bountiful nature of Karuizawa
  • Music box handmaking experience available on the 2nd floor ([choose from over 80 music box song options)
  • Exhibits and performances with antique music boxes
  • About a 20-minute walk from JR Karuizawa Station (Old Karuizawa Ginza Street)


  • Karuizawa Music Box Museum, located on Old Karuizawa Ginza Street
  • Music boxes that perfectly match the atmosphere of Karuizawa
  • Plenty of retro designs
  • Plenty of colorful goods too! A wide and varied assortment.


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Basic Information

Name in Japanese
Postal Code
712-1 Kyu-Karuizawa, Karuizawamachi, Kitasakugun, Nagano
Telephone number
Business Hours
8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
About a 20-minute walk from JR Karuizawa Station (Old Karuizawa Ginza Street)
Official Website
Official Website] (Japanese)