Japan's one and only public musical instrument museum
Left: When you stand under the super-directional speaker which is set above.
Right: You can enjoy the sound of instruments through the headphones.
A voyage around the world!
A cembalo created by F.E. Blanchet. Its value is comparable to a national treasure.
A Nigerian folk instrument that is no longer in production.
A wide variety of Japanese instruments
- Look. Listen. Touch -
Several times a day, in addition to presentations on an instrument, the museum staff also perform demonstrations and play musical scores. On the day of our visit, we were able to see a fortepiano demo and listen to an explanation. As opposed to a recording, being able to hear the sound of the instrument in a live performance was a very valuable experience.
Even outside of opening hours, the museum space is used on an as-needed basis for an array of salon concerts so visitors can enjoy themselves no matter how many times they visit.
In the "hands-on room," you can try playing a variety of instruments for yourself. Aside from drums, pianos, and guitars, rare and handmade instruments from Africa, Indonesia, and Mongolia are all at your disposal. Getting lost in the fun of performing isn't limited to kids with an interest in instruments. Adults can enjoy it too!
There is a koto, spinet, and electric cembalo set up for visitors to try out in the exhibits as well.
In the electronic instrument exhibit, there are old-time analog synthesizers, the nation's first rhythm machine, the DONCA MATIC, retro organs and more on display.
★ In most museums, "photography prohibited" signs are usually clearly visible but this museum's permanent exhibits are photo-friendly. (Note: Certain planned exhibits and special exhibits may prohibit photography.)
★ If you show your ticket, you are allowed re-entry all day. This is ideal for visiting the neighboring cafe to get lunch so you can spend an entire day leisurely at the museum.
|Senior high school||¥400|
Discounts for groups of 20 over
Senior high school
Discounts for groups of 80 over
Senior high school
Elementary and junior high school students, senior citizens aged over 70 and people with disabilities are free.
Special Exhibitions may require additional see.
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3-9-1 Chu-o, Naka-ku,Hamamatsu-shi,
9:30am - 5pm
The 2nd, 4th Wednesday of every month except a national holiday
December 29th – January 3rd
Facilities inspection days
From Hamamatsu Station