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ROKKO Forest Sound Museum
A museum in a forest where various "sounds" and rich nature heal you.
The ROKKO Forest Sound Museum, located on top of Mt. Rokko, is a museum exhibiting a collection of antique music boxes, automatic organs, and karakuri dolls made in Europe and America from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Visitors can enjoy automatic performances of music based on seasonal themes in the popular program "Concerts without Performers.
The natural garden, which incorporates Rokko's nature that changes from season to season, is perfect for strolling and relaxing. Visitors can also enjoy various "sound" exhibits in the garden, and on Sundays from May to October, mini concerts with live music are held, and drinks and one-plate lunches purchased at the cafe can be enjoyed on the terrace.
For souvenirs and gifts of your trip, visit the museum store, which offers a wide range of music boxes from reasonably priced to authentic antique models. At the production studio, visitors can experience assembling music boxes and making musical instruments such as castanets and kalimbas. With careful guidance and assistance from professional staff, even beginners can feel at ease.
The museum exhibits a variety of "sounds" and the natural beauty of Mt Rokko.
The museum exhibits automatic musical instruments such as music boxes made in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Visitors can enjoy the rich nature of Rokko in the "SIKI Garden".
Visitors can also eat and drink items purchased at the café on the terrace of the garden.
Workshops on making music boxes and musical instruments are held under the guidance of professional staff.
Do you have pamphlets in other languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
English, Chinese and Korean are available.
Is it possible to re-enter the premises?
Re-entry is possible only for that day by presenting a ticket or a re-entry stamp on your hand.
Is free WiFi available in the facility?
KOBE Free Wi-Fi is available
Are coin lockers available?
No. However, it is possible to store your luggage at the office.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 4512-145 Kitarokko, Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
- Thursdays (Open on national holidays and 7/20-11/16) , 12/31, 1/1
- Business Hours
- 10:00am - 5:00pm（Admission allowed until 4:30pm）
- Adults (junior high school students and older): 1,500 yen, Children (4 years old to elementary school students): 750 yen
- From Rokko Cable Car "Rokko Sanjo" Station, take the Rokko Sanjo Bus for 5 minutes, get off at the bus stop "Museum-mae" and walk 1 minute.
- Credit Cards
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)