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Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building, Otaru

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Discover an important part of the city's cultural heritage at Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building, a museum and shop dedicated to music boxes. The finely crafted music players have a striking effect, both visually and audibly, with moving mechanisms producing a range of songs and pieces, and a diverse array of designs and materials used in their manufacturing. Learn about the history of music boxes and their significance in local culture, as well as seeing and hearing a number of demonstrations. Head to the gift shop to pick up a music box to take away with you, a fitting memento of your time in the city. Our Otaru itinerary builder makes visiting Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building and other Otaru attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Historic little Otaru brings in significant numbers of visitors every year, with its scenic old canals and relaxed bayside charm. Take a peek at the converted warehouses in the canal district for some of the most stylish accommodations in town, with boutique hotels decorated with a keen eye for detail. Standard and luxury hotels line the newer commercial streets around town, while well-kept, traditional (or traditional-looking) "ryokan" (guesthouses) sit on the older commercial thoroughfares. Budget hostels can be found throughout, offering private and shared rooms.
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  • A very charming museum not to be missed. It us mesmerizing to stand outside the building and take it the ambience in the air with the music playing softly in the background. Not to be missed.  more »
  • All about orgel. This museum is much bigger than the second one. It also shows a performance with steam and music from time to time. You would know the reason why this museum is so famous in this city...  more »
  • The third floor is where the serious music boxes are...the disc ones and the ones the size of your coffee table. Pay the 100 yen to listen to a demo.  more »