Hokkaido Museum

Journey into Hokkaido’s Rich Human and Natural History

At the Hokkaido Museum, there’s something new to discover around every corner. Showcasing the island’s multifaceted history, culture, and natural environment, this site has plenty to offer visitors regardless of their interests. The museum spotlights Hokkaido as not only the north of Japan but as part of Northeast Asia. By taking a broader continental approach, visitors can explore the connections between the island and the outside world. The Hokkaido Museum reminds us of the deep relationship between human activity and the natural environment they inhabit. While at the museum, make sure to explore the impressive collection related to the indigenous Ainu peoples. Learn about Ainu history and culture up to the present day through a variety of interactive displays and dioramas certain to delight young and old!

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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

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Every Monday (the following weekday if Monday is a holiday or substitute holiday)
New Year holiday (Dec. 29 to Jan. 3)
There may be other special museum closures
Adults 600 yen, Students 300 yen
Car Park
105 spaces, free
●By bus: About 15 minutes from Shin-Sapporo Subway Station / JR Shin-Sapporo Station and get off at "Hokkaido Museum"
●By bus: About 10 minutes from JR Shinrin-Koen Station, get off at "Hokkaido Museum"
●On foot: About 25 minutes on foot from JR Shinrin-Koen Station

Hokkaido Museum

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

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