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Unexpectedly cool place

Was just killing time waiting for the bus so decided to check it out, and I'm glad we did. The... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
Breda L
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Great day with children in the rain

Our Japanese friends took us to this toy museum today when it was pouring with rain on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Shelley W
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May 12, 2018
“Great day with children in the rain”
Apr 6, 2017
“Love this!”
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797 Arima kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-903-6971
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Our Japanese friends took us to this toy museum today when it was pouring with rain on a Sunday Osaka. Fabulous crafty shopping street for adults and a beautiful beautiful toy museum with a whole floor of blocks and toys for children to play with...More

Thank Shelley W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Museums in Japan really get children and there is always a place to play. This is no exception. A great spot to see quirky automaton and play with toys.

Thank tes108
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I went to this museum twice whilst visiting Arima because they deserve twice my entry fee! Absolutely gorgeous collection of toys focused on wooden germanic toys, joyful and hilarious automata, and trains/planes/automobiles type stuff. Great for kids with a lovely play area on the third...More

Thank RosaReviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you are into toy collecting then i believe you might want to visit this. This is not your typical toy shop, you will find very interesting toys which are made of wood or metals.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wow. Impressive collection of toys. From german traditional, Contemporary toys, tin toys and model trains (Märkli) to modern automation. There is also a play area on 5th floor for the kids. And a restaurant if kids get tired after playing. Check out the humorous movements...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We went to Kobe to enjoy onsen Ryokan Tocen Goshoboh. Out of our surprise, a very interesting toy museum just around the corner and its collection are very impressive. Definitely not only for kids, we adults were also amazed by their toy collection from wood...More

Thank lilicai
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Was just killing time waiting for the bus so decided to check it out, and I'm glad we did. The automata were so fun! When it was time to go I didn't want to leave.

Thank Breda L
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Wandered in here looking for something indoors-y to do on a slightly chilly day. Absolutely amazing stuff, expertly displayed . . . and that was just the gift shop. We then paid the entrance fee (reduced because we are not Japanese) and went inside the...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 1 January 2014

While waiting for the Hankyu bus back to Osaka on Dec 24, we found a 7-storey 'shoplot-type' of building somewhere nearby the bus station that displays "Arima Toy & Automata Museum". Entrance fee is JPY 500 for adult and child below 12 is JPY 250...More

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