Kanazawa Phonograph Museum (金沢蓄音器館)
This museum located in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture is dedicated to the subject of phonographs. The museum houses approximately 600 phonographs and 30,000 78 rpm records collected since the mid 1970s-mid 1980s, making it one of the largest museums of its kind in Japan. Three times a day, records are played on different phonographs selected from the collection so that visitors can hear the difference in the sound each produces. The phonographs used range from the wax cylinder phonograph invented by Thomas Edison to a Credenza, which is sometimes called the king of phonographs. The museum's beautiful exterior evokes romanticism for the Taisho era.
Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 2-11-21 (KanazawaArea)
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It houses a wide collection of phonographs, music recorder in the older days before...
- 10:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
* Others, There may be days when the facility is closed.
- [Admission fee] General310yen, Free for high school students and younger, Over 65/Persons with disability certificate and caregiver 210yen (Public holiday Free)
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- Infant friendly
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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.