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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
Otaru Music Box Museum
This music box specialty shop has branches in various locations such as Otaru, Hakodate, Furano, Yokohama, Kamakura, and Kyoto. Its main building, which is the main shop, was built in 1915 (Taisho 4) and is designated as a historic building by Otaru City, preserving the remnants of the good old days.
The museum, consisting of two buildings made of red bricks and stones, is divided into five floors, each displaying and selling music boxes with different concepts. With a variety of designs and materials including jewelry boxes, stuffed animals, wall hangings, and ceramics, the store boasts about 3,200 types and more than 38,000 items, making it one of the largest scales in Japan.
With displays that change with each season, dioramas expressing the history of music boxes, and antiques of high historical value, there is plenty to see and you can enjoy losing track of time even if you're not a music box fan.
At the nearby "Music Box & Handicrafts Studio You-kobo", you can experience various crafts, including making your own unique music box through decoration and full assembly, as well as creating original glass crafts.
A historical building that retains the remnants of the good old days, over 100 years old.
One of the largest assortments in Japan, with about 3,200 types and more than 38,000 items.
You can also experience making music boxes at the nearby "Music Box & Handicrafts Studio You-kobo".
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Can you provide services in foreign languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
Yes, we have staff who can assist in English, Korean, and Chinese.
Are tax refunds available?
Is gift wrapping available?
Gift wrapping is available.
Do you have an overseas-shipping service?
We apologize, but as of August 2023, we do not offer that service. However, there's a post office nearby where you can arrange shipping.
- Name in Japanese
- 小樽オルゴール堂 本館
- Postal Code
- 4-1 Sumiyoshi-cho, Otaru City, Hokkaido
- Telephone number
- Always open
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- About a 7-minute walk from the JR Hakodate Main Line’s Minami-Otaru Station
- Credit Cards
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)