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Rokko International Musical Box Museum

4512-145 Kitarokko Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-891-1284
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Great for the ladies

Wasn’t exactly in my bucket list, but if you have a spare hour or two, knock yourself out. The... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
spxcfc
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sydney
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Avoid unless seriously bored or a serious music box fan.

I'm pretty sure they built this place as there was naff all between the cable car station and the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Chris W
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This museum houses many rare automatic musical instruments such as musical boxes familiar in the West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A concert is held every half hour using the instruments, giving visitors a chance to hear a special performance. Musical Box Assembly Experience the important process of deciding on the sound of a musical box. Choose a favorite song from Japanese pop or songs of the world and take the musical box home as a souvenir of your travels. Prices: From 1,600 yen Kobe Musical Box An original musical box made at the museum. A perfect gift from Kobe. Choose the song it will play from among 250 in the catalog. Prices: From 2,160 yen Strauss Café This café plays musical box music. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea with a view of nature on Mt. Rokko. Hours: 11:00 to 16:30 (last order 16:00)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4512-145 Kitarokko Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t exactly in my bucket list, but if you have a spare hour or two, knock yourself out. The ladies will be delighted as 90% of the visitors were ladies & you can visit the botanical garden on the same site

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I'm pretty sure they built this place as there was naff all between the cable car station and the terrace with the view. It's a real waste of time, just stay on the bus up the hill until this place is in the rear view...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This was odd in one sense, a building that looked half Swiss and half Tudor! I do admit the 'show' was hard to follow as it was done in Japanese and I had trouble understanding with my limited knowledge. However, whilst not being a fan...More

1  Thank Gerard_Karlie
Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

One of the most bizarre places I've ever been to. The museum is non-sense and doesn't explain anything. The show is also tasteless and lacks any feeling. The ¥1,000+ of the ticket is NOT worth it.

4  Thank Noelia A
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I've come to associate the phrase, "Music Box" with small, handheld or tabletop devices, which use a rotating drum to actuate chimes, to play a simple tune. The Rokko International Music Box Museum has a good collection of these, including mechanical birds which sing. But...More

2  Thank McGoon
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