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The Kawaguchiko Music Forest (河口湖オルゴールの森, Kawaguchiko Orgel no Mori) is a small theme park and museum devoted to automatic musical instruments. Its main hall displays antique music boxes, mechanical organs and other automatic musical instruments mostly from European countries. The largest of them is a French fairground organ from 1905 which takes up an entire hall and plays every 30 minutes. The main building also houses a concert hall where classical musicians from around the world perform.

The park outside encloses European style gardens with good views of Mount Fuji across the lake. Walking paths lead among the garden's manicured lawns and winding canal, connecting the museums's restaurant, shops, chapel and rose garden to one another. The Music Forest is run by the Ukai Group, which also operates the Glass Forest, a Venetian glass museum in Hakone.

Access

Retro buses along the Kawaguchiko Line operate between Kawaguchiko Station and the Kawaguchiko Music Forest (25 minutes). Get off at Ukai Orugoruno Mori Bijutsukan.

How to get to and around the Fuji Five Lakes

Bus Network Map:

Hours & Fees

Hours

9:00 to 17:30 (admission ends at 17:00)

Closed

No closing days

Admission

1500 yen

English

None

Hotels around Fuji Five Lakes

Recommended Hotels
Highland Resort Hotel and Spa
Official hotel of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the base of Mount Fuji.
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K's House Mount Fuji
Affordable backpackers hostel on the southern side of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Kawaguchiko Station Inn
Conveniently located, inexpensive hotel across the street from Kawaguchiko Station.
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Kozantei Ubuya
Luxury ryokan along the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Kukuna
Stylish luxury ryokan on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko.
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Agoda Japanican

Tours and Experiences

Page last updated: February 14, 2017