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Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum

1-21-15 Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-36-0969
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Our one Japanese museum in 4 wks

And we were both very pleased we chose to visit. An excellent review of timepieces from both the... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
daleringham
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Robina, Australia
Nice Pastime For An Hour Or So

Echo other reviewers – this museum is very small but holds some interesting collection of... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2017
Foot-Soldier-4
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Hong Kong, China
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1-21-15 Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-36-0969
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

And we were both very pleased we chose to visit. An excellent review of timepieces from both the West and Japan itself. All well set out and easy to understand. A lot of it was the collection of one man, and he was a wise...More

Thank daleringham
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Echo other reviewers – this museum is very small but holds some interesting collection of timepieces, both old & modern, from all over the world. It’s just a short walk from the JR station. Admission is only 300 yen, and the air con is really...More

Thank Foot-Soldier-4
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this museum walking back from Matsumoto Castle to the train station. It was so hot we wanted to stop and get some air conditioning. I'm glad we did. This was an odd museum of watches and clocks (mostly). There is not much...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great collection of old and some very unusual clocks. Nicely arranged. Very nice to visit on rainy afternoon.

Thank Janis857
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Head to this place if you love clocks as you will not be disappointed. As a tip, make sure you are there just before the hour to hear the clocks go off. It is only a small place but worth it if you love clocks.

Thank KC0845
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Quiant little place which is worth it if you are a clock geek. Right on the corner by the "river" and easy to overlook if it wasn't for the large pendulum on the side. The staff is friendly and inviting. To be honest there isn't...More

Thank Johannes Sælsen N
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The museum has a fairly limited exhibition of time keeping pieces but it's more than okay for only ¥300. The collection is interesting even for some one who isn't a fan. It was very quiet when I went at midday on a Wednesday (only visitor)...More

Thank ktari3
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This museum even it's not very big, it has very beautiful time pieces from all around the world and if you love watches you will enjoy the visit for sure! The only bad thing I can find is that everything is written in Japanese so...More

Thank Anton A
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is an amazing collection of timepieces not only from Japan but from all over the world. There were many unusual timepieces in styles I had never seen before in other museums. The pendulum clock outside is the largest in Japan.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Quite an interesting collection of old clocks and time pieces from Europe and Japan. If you don't have anything better to do, you might want to drop by. Cost 300 yen and you'll see everything in about 10 to 15 minutes.

Thank Mid60sCouple
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