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Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

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Address: | Adjacent to Act Tower, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 53-451-1128
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Great Little Museum of Music

We were in town for a weekend and noticed that we had not been to this attraction before. Being close to Act Tower, it was really easy to get to. When inside, we were treated to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Lexington, KY
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Lexington, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were in town for a weekend and noticed that we had not been to this attraction before. Being close to Act Tower, it was really easy to get to. When inside, we were treated to a history of how music is and was made around the world. It will only take you about an hour, but the collection is... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

In my research of things to do in Hamamatsu, the Museum of Musical Instruments popped up very often but the lack of English materials on this museum didn't make it too exciting. Still, we had free time so we went anyway and you know what? I'm glad we went. The museum has an extensive collection of instruments from around the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This museum is 10 minutes walk from Hamamatsu JR station, entrance fee 400 yen. It has an impressive collections of musical instruments all over the world. First floor showcased Japan and Asia, while lower level are instruments from the rest of the world: Europe, Africa, South America, etc. Some of the instruments were unique, which I have never seen before.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

As you enter the Museum you will spot the Golden long musical instrument which resembles a Chariot. That's just the beginning. HAMAMATSU MUSEUM OF INSTRUMENTS is a good location to be visited. The famous Kawaii Instruments also happens to have their Head quarters along with Yahama Instruments and Suzuki at HAMAMATSU. While you watch the extended display of Instruments you... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

It was my first time to visit a music museum and was both suprised and happy to make up my mind to visit it. There are practically every piece of musical instrument ever created in the world. What I really love is reading the history of the musical instrument.

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Thank SusantoWu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Lots of amazing musical instruments. Some from the past, many unfamiliar ones from around the world. The Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments has some unique items, especially in it's display of pianos. My favourite section was the display of old (and not so old) electronic keyboards and synthesisers.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This is simply amazing. There are several exhibition rooms for music from Asia, Japan, Africa and Europe respectively. The part featuring developement of modern piano is most amazing. Very detailed presentation of almost all ancient piano ancestor, such as harpsichord, clavichord and how these evolves to modern piano. A museum definitely not to be missed for musician of any discipline.

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, but it was well worth it. There's a big collection of instruments from around the world with audio samples as well as a play room where you can also muck around too. Audio guide is also free which is quite informative.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

This is the largest municipal museum of musical instruments in Asia, and was the very first of its kind to open up in Japan. The museum has an incredible 1,200 musical instruments on display. It costs just ¥400 to enter. For most of the instruments there are two sets of headphones. I take great pleasure in looking at each instrument,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Although not huge and high profile, the museum offers a good collection. There are headphones in front of each instrument which plays a short excerpt. I am particularly delighted for their choice of the piece as all of them are the most representational masterpiece of that instrument. Bravo for their professional knowledge and it demonstrated to the audience the uniqueness... More 

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