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Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

Get lost in the atmosphere of Europe. The Lake Kawaguchi museum for music that spans the ages.

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Museums

This music-themed museum is tucked against the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. The grounds feature a European atmosphere, wide open views and a one-of-a-kind look and feel with Mt. Fuji sitting in the background.

There are 5 different ways to enjoy this museum. The first is to dive into a world of timeless, music classics. Inside the museum you’ll find a dynamic collection of rare, automatic instruments that perform on their own, including ones that were made to play on the Titanic, an overside music box, and one of the world’s largest dance organ, a massive instrument that plays on its own. As if the sounds weren’t impressive enough on their own, the gorgeously decorated organ hall is decked out like a picture-perfect dance hall.

The second tip is to visit for concert events. Whether it’s a weekend or holiday, this museum holds several music concerts and shows for you to enjoy the full reverb of live music.
The third is to swing by for a bite and unforgettable views. The museum “Mori no Restaurant” (Forest Restaurant) and café are serving up delicious food and gorgeous views to enjoy.
The fourth, is to try out some shopping. Inside the museum shop you’ll find an array of music boxes to browse. For the crafty crowed, you can even try making your own music box by hand.
The fifth and final is to enjoy a stroll and pictures. The museum garden is breathtakingly gorgeous, offering up a variety of spots for you to take the perfect snap to commemorate your trip!

Highlights

  • A museum to enjoy music, flora and a view of Mt. Fuji from the banks of Lake Kawaguchi.
  • Garden with a European look and feel.
  • Home to a collection of historic, automatically-playing instruments.
  • Music concerts and live shows held on weekends and holidays (irregular schedule).
  • Enjoy food and a view at the restaurant or café.
  • Hands-on music-box making workshop.

Photos

  • A European style museum perched at the foothills of Mt. Fuji.

    A European style museum perched at the foothills of Mt. Fuji.

  • The illuminated view at night is especially romantic.

    The illuminated view at night is especially romantic.

  • The organ hall.

    The organ hall.

  • Rose garden, with over 720 different kinds of roses.

    Rose garden, with over 720 different kinds of roses.

  • Full menu to enjoy.

    Full menu to enjoy.

  • Music boxes sold at the museum shop.

    Music boxes sold at the museum shop.

Reviews

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  • Robert Chen

    大廳內有各式各樣古董級音樂盒,和自動音樂盒表演,除了音樂藝術欣賞又能看到富士山美景。

  • 孫佳玲

    河口湖畔美術館,不止可以眺望冨士山,園區內的歐洲風情,百花盛開,還有香氣四溢的咖啡廳,也有週邊購物樂趣,一天精神洗禮,好不快活,真棒。

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Details

Name in Japanese
河口湖 音楽と森の美術館
Postal Code
401-0304
Address
3077-20 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsurugun, Yamanashi
Tel
0555-20-4111
Admission (tax incl.)
Adults: 1,800 yen, High School / College Students: 1,300 yen, Elementary/ Middle School Students: 1,000 yen.
Disabled Guests
Adults: 900 yen, High School/College Students: 650 yen, Elementary/Middle School Students: 500 yen.
※Preschool children and infants: Free.
Regular Closures
Irregular holidays
Open Hours
10:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:00pm)
※Open Hours/Open Days may change upon sudden notice.
Access
(1) From the Fujikyuko Line Kawaguchiko Station: take a taxi approx. 16 min.
(2) From the Fujikyuko Line Kawaguchiko Station: take the Kawaguchiko Red Line “Retro Bus” and ride for approx. 26 min. before getting off at “Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum”.
Credit Cards
Accepted ※Not available for admission tickets into the park.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)