Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples

Inhabiting the Top of the World

Come to the Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples to learn about life in northern climates throughout the world. Taking a comparative approach, this museum features the Okhotsk and Ainu cultures of Japan, as well as groups in Greenland and Northern Europe. With over 900 artifacts arranged thematically on display, visitors can discover how people in northern regions have adapted to their landscape. For a more hands-on experience, daily activities offer the chance to try traditional clothing and crafts, and regular events throughout the year focus on different cultures. As a result of this global perspective, multi-lingual audio guides are available for non-Japanese speakers.
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Nearest airports
New Chitose Airport Sapporo Okadama Airport Hakodate Airport Okushiri Airport Asahikawa Airport Wakkanai Airport Rishiri Airport Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport Memanbetsu Airport Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport Tancho Kushiro Airport Tokachi Obihiro Airport

General Information

Postal code
北海道網走市字潮見309-1 天都山・道立オホーツク公園内
Telephone Number
9:30-16:30 (Jul.-Sep. 9:00-17:00)
Mondays, The New Year's holiday, and other temporary closures
*No closing days from Feb. and Jul.-Sep.
There is an admission fee (Please refer to the official website.)
Car Park
100 spaces, free
●By car: About 20 minutes from Memanbetsu Airport

Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples

* Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.

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