Min-on Music Museum

Min-on Music Museum
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Page last updated: Jul, 09, 2021
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Jason Surguine

Min-on (Min-on concert foundation) was founded in 1963 and opened the music museum on the 10th anniversary of its founding. It also changed its historic archive into a museum in 2004. The collection has a total of 300,000 items including classical pianos and folk instruments collected from all over the world, automatic musical instruments such as phonographs and music boxes, and music softwares such as records and CDs. Music scores and related books are also on display.
The purpose is not to look at the exhibits, but to hear the actual sounds of that time. For example, you get to hear a tuned 16th century cembalo. The public can be immersed in the majestic music of that time that they wouldn’t able to experience today.

A disc musicbox with a 40 to 50-centimeter diameter metal plate rotating and irregularly carved projections playing a beautiful tone is housed in a display case. It is about the height of an adult and looks just like a piece of high-end furniture.
In addition, folk instruments that play music from around the world remind us that music is in an intrinsic part of everyday life, regardless of age or which part of the world you live in.

Information of Spot Detail


8 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Telephone Number


Spot Types


Business Hours

11:00-16:00 (weekdays and Saturdays)
10:00-17:00 (Sundays and public holidays)

Regular Holiday

Monday (the next day for public holidays)


Free admission


A 5-minute walk from JR Chuo Line and Sobu Line Shinanomachi Station

Official Homepage


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