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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum (金沢蓄音器館)

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Museum / Science Museum

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.

place

Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 2-11-21 (KanazawaArea)

phone 0762323066
place

10:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)

Review of Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/04 Stay for the demonstration!
It was a rainy day and being an LP enthusiast I thought I would pop into this museum. It’s a rather small museum with many many phonographs. Spent sometime listening to some records on the 3rd floor...
Reviewed:2019/05/15 I love this museum and have been twice - a treat for your ears
Where else can you hear the past, see what audiophiles where getting excited about 100 years ago or more? You have to go for one of the scheduled listenings...that’s the whole point.
Lovely small...
Reviewed:2019/04/14 Impressive collection of music recorder - phonograph
Came into the phonograph museum using the day bus ticket and you will get 50yen discount, 250 yen entrance fee.

It houses a wide collection of phonographs, music recorder in the older days before...

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Details

Address
Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 2-11-21 [map]
Area
KanazawaArea
Phone
0762323066
Hours
10:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
Closed
12/29-1/3
* Others, There may be days when the facility is closed.
Fees
[Admission fee] General310yen, Free for high school students and younger, Over 65/Persons with disability certificate and caregiver 210yen (Public holiday Free)
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Kanazawa_Free_Wi-Fi)
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.