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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum金沢蓄音器館

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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

phone 0762323066

10:00-17:30(Entry by 17:00)

Review of Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

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Reviewed:2018/12/02 Delightful!
As it was a wet day we looked for something indoors. This is a small museum. The phonograph demonstration (11am / 2pm /4pm) alone was worth the visit.
Reviewed:2018/10/07 A bit different
Walked by and as hubby loved all things technical we went in. We caught the end of the demonstration of various models and were given notes in English so we could follow what was being explained. The...
Reviewed:2018/07/19 Fascinating collection
If you are in to collections of record players this is the place for you! Lots of interesting history and very well set out. Enjoyed the visit.

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 2-11-21 [map]



10:00-17:30(Entry by 17:00)
12/29-1/3 ¥ ※ Other, There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Admission fee] General 300 yen, Over 65-Person with disability certificate and carer 200 yen (Public holidayFree), Free for high school students and younger
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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.

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