• Matsumoto Timepiece Museum

  • 2017/09/01

  • Matsumoto City is currently working on a project called “Matsumoto City as a Museum”. The Matsumoto Timepiece Museum is the first site developed working toward the “Matsumoto City as a Museum” project. It is one of few such collections of old clocks in Japan and is popular with both locals and visiting tourists.


    It began as a collection of Oriental clocks gathered by Mr. Chikazo Honda (1896 ~ 1985) but was donated to the city so people can enjoy it for years to come.


    There are over 110 timepieces in the hall, most of which still function today. The museum has developed innovative methods for visitors to enjoy the clocks via the use of video guides and miniature concerts.


    Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00 (Last entrance 16:30)

    Holidays: Monday (the day after Monday when Monday is a public holiday)

    New Year’s


    Entrance fee: Adults 300 Yen

    Elementary and Junior High School age : 150 Yen

    * Groups of 20 or more receive a 50 discount per visitor