Kawaguchiko Music Forest, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Listen to the pleasant melodies of music boxes at Kawaguchiko Music Forest, a museum dedicated to automated musical instruments from around the globe. Hear a range of different musical genres performed by antique music boxes, and mechanical organs in richly decorated halls, designed to look like luxurious European banquet halls from the Victorian era. Learn about the musical devices and their particular cultural importance during the times before recorded sound. The grounds display manicured lawns and a picturesque canal, all leading up to an extensive view of Mount Fuji across the lake. A visit to Kawaguchiko Music Forest represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Fujikawaguchiko-machi road trip app to plot your vacation.
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  • Automatic musical instrument that was visited, it was rainy, so enjoy views of the beauty of the garden and Mount Fuji, made 100 years ago, and a huge dance organ remains in the impression. Several musical events in staggered phases, has been show at an interval of about an hour. Slowly around and including the shops will be after two or three hours.
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  • I have never been to a place like this before so the first I visited here I felt too happy lol. It's majorly exhibiting the old-fashioned yet classic European music instruments. The museum looks cute ...  more »
  • Nice music playing machines big for more than 100 years ago. Hear the performance of the machine was supposed to be put on the Titanic. Great hotel room is on. That you will be getting tired three hours. And Fuji looks better, I would cut big tree.
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  • European landscaping and buildings. Fantastic spot for photographing with Mt Fuji in the background with trees, ponds and houses in the foreground. Lots of historical musical boxes from Germany and Europe Great performances including automated musical boxes with opera singing. Not to be missed is the live snow white story presentation using sand art and played by accompanying live music in the music hall. After 5pm, price reduced to 400 yen but may not have so many performances. Try to ask your hotel for discounted tickets from 1500 yen to reduced price of 1200 yen.
  • Surprisingly you can do a lot here. There's a music show, an opera show, there's a painting area, a music box museum, there's a marble machine, bells with different notes, a musical clock (like in Pinocchio). It's fun, and great place to bring kids.
  • The place is very beautiful. The flowers and the arrangement is wonderful. They have many events throughout the day to enjoy. Bring a camera as you can get a picture of mount Fuji on a clear day.
  • Good collection of music machines and performances. Women get to dress up as Princess for a price. Worth checking out if in the area
  • One of the tourist spot in kawaguchiko area (fuji five lakes). Not the best spot though. But it is okay.

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Where to stay in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

The lakeside resort town of Fujikawaguchiko-machi offers a great variety accommodations, reflective of the diverse reasons people have for visiting the town. Some simple guesthouses and hostels dot the more modest streets of the main urban areas, while more upmarket, resort-style hotels with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) are located close to the lake, or sit in privileged positions just out of town. Campsites and inns in the surrounding rural areas provide particularly good options for those just wanting to get up Mount Fuji.
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