Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

Opened in April 1995, ours is the first municipally run museum for musical instruments in Japan. There are approximately 1,300 items displayed by region of origin.
Visitors can listen to performances via headphones and small monitors, use personal earphone guides, and watch recordings of performances. In addition, a hands-on exhibit that allows visitors to interact with certain instruments greatly contributes to our "see, hear, touch" experience. It's a museum that both adults and children will enjoy.



3-9-1 Chu-o, Naka-Ku, Hamamatsu-City, Shizuoka

10 min walk from JR Hamamatsu Station
30 min drive from Hamamatsu IC or Hamamatsu-nishi IC of Tomei Expressway
50 min drive from Hamamatsu-Hamakita IC of Shin-Tomei Expressway
40 min drive from Lake Hamana and Kanzanji area

Parking for passenger cars: Not available
Parking for tour buses: Possible (for large buses; available near the facility premises)
Tour bus parking fee: Free


Admission fee Adults: ¥800
High school students: ¥400
Elementary and junior high school students, persons over 70 years old, disabled persons: Free
Groups over 20 persons: 20% discount
Groups over 80 persons: 40% discount
  • Workshop-based tour
    Content: Visitors can play instruments such as the Mongolian horsehead fiddle, African drums, and reed organ in our hands-on room.
    Charge: Included in entrance fee
Working days and hours 9:30 – 17:00
Closings Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (except in August), days closed for cleaning, Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, temporary holidays
Visitor capacity 200
Time required for a tour About an hour
Language Japanese, English (Signage/brochure)
Reservation Required
1. Please consult beforehand in the case of groups (reservations required for bus parking)
2. Reservations not required for individuals
Tel: +81-53-451-1128
Fax: +81-53-451-1129
Other conditions Instruments are for display purposes only. Please do not touch. (Does not apply to instruments clearly labeled otherwise and the hands-on exhibit.)
Restroom facilities for visitors with disabilities are available in the first floor lobby.
The museum is on two levels—the first floor and basement level. One elevator is available.


Tel: +81-53-451-1128
Fax: +81-53-451-1129
Please contact us by e-mail from the contact form on our museum homepage.