Hokkaido Museum of Literature

Hokkaido Museum of Literature

A place to learn all about Hokkaido literature, from Ainu literature to children’s literature

As a result of the enthusiasm of dedicated literary professionals, the Hokkaido Museum of Literature opened in 1995 as Hokkaido’s first literature museum. The museum is located inside Nakajima Park, which also houses other cultural facilities and its collection includes some 260,000 works by and about authors such as Takuboku Ishikawa, Takeo Arishima, Takiji Kobayashi, and Ayako Miura, who are associated with Hokkaido. The comprehensive collection of Hokkaido literature from the mid 19th Century to the contemporary period includes novels, works of criticism, essays, poetry, tanka, haiku, senryu, children’s literature, and Ainu folklore. The permanent exhibition, which includes approximately 1,300 items, provides an overview of major Hokkaido authors by historical period and allows viewers to grasp the trends of Hokkaido literature at a glance. The museum collection also includes notable

Hokkaido Museum of Literature

Address
Nakajima-koen 1-4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open
9:30 - 17:00 (admission til 16:30)
Closed
Monday (If Monday is holiday, open on Monday, closed on Tuesday), year-end through New Year holidays
Fee
Admission: Adults: ¥500, High School and University Students ¥250; Free admission for Junior High School Students and younger
Parking
Free; Up to 7 cars
Telephone
011-511-7655
Website
http://www.h-bungaku.or.jp/
Access
6-minute walk from Nakajima Koen Station on the Subway Namboku Line
7-minute walk from Horohira Bashi Station on the JR Namboku Line
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