The music forest has the image of Middle Ages Europe
Kawaguchi-ko Music Forest is located along the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. On its 23,000㎡, there is a garden with blooming flowers all throughout the four seasons and buildings which have recreated the institutions of Middle Ages Europe. There are 3500 roses representing 720 species in the Rose Garden and Art Garden with the peak time being from mid-May to November. During the month of June when they are in full bloom, the gardens are enveloped in the fragrance of roses. What is also popular is the magical Twilight Illumination which occurs during the winter.
Many ways to enjoy the music boxes through viewing, creating and shopping
Numerous precious music boxes can be found in the History Hall. Among the approximately 100 antique music boxes is the Orchestrion, an automated music instrument which was supposed to have been installed on the Titanic. You can also try your hand at making your own music boxes at the Music Box Hall. There, you can put together the parts you like to create a domed music box and even illustrate it. As well, there are other myriad ways to enjoy yourself including a shop selling music boxes and other products, and a café to admire the scenery.
A full music box concert
There are plenty of concerts on the grounds. At the Organ Hall, the world’s largest dance organ with a height of 5m and a width of 13m is played alongside an orchestra. At History Hall, a concert is given by an orchestra with an automated piano and an automated violin. In addition, there are also plenty of seasonal events including string quartets, opera singers and collaborations associated with sand art.