Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido Museum brings together the history, nature and culture of Hokkaido

Hokkaido Museum looks at the natural environment, history and culture of Hokkaido from a “North-east Asian” perspective. The exhibition starts with full skeleton reconstructions of the two types of elephants that lived in Hokkaido—the Naumann elephants that came from Honshu and the mammoths from the continent through Sakhalin. In addition to traditional Ainu handicrafts, various aerial pictures, three-dimensional miniatures and other models of the early Showa era are on display, so anyone can have a good time regardless of age or nationality. Hands-on exhibits such as real fossils you can touch and the chance to make sentences using the orally transmitted Ainu language are also worth trying. The museum has put on boards explaining the exhibits in multiple languages, and you can also borrow an audio guide supporting six languages.

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Hokkaido Museum

Address
Atsubetsu-cho Konopporo 53-2, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo
Open
May to September 09:30–17:00,
October to April 09:30–16:30
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing time
Closed
Monday (the following weekday in the case of a public holiday), December 29 to January 3
Fee
Adults ¥600, university and high school students ¥300
Parking
Free
Telephone
011-898-0466
Website
http://www.hm.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/en/
Additional details
* Audio guides available in Japanese, English, Chinese (Mainland, Taiwan), Korean and Russian
Access
From Shin Sapporo Station on the JR Line and Subway Tozai Line, take the JR Hokkaido Bus bound for "Kaitaku no mura" and get off at "Hokkaido hakubutsukan" bus stop, walk 25 minutes
The same bus also operates via Shinrin Koen Station on the JR Line
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