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Art&Culture in Hokkaido

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  • Abashiri Prison Museum
    751 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Yobito 1-1

    With jpy100 we bought a little stamp booklet for our kids to do tracking and collecting stamps. A well organised museum with interesting demonstration with those wax figures. They look so real in the...

  • Sapporo Shiryokan (Former Sapporo Court of Appeals)
    78 Reviews
    Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Odorinishi 13-chome

    We took the underground Tozai Line from Oodoori for one stop to Nishi Juichi Chome to visit Sapporo City Shiryoukan Museum, located on the western edge of Oodori Park. The building built in 1926 was...

  • Sapporo Winter Sports Museum
    166 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyanomori 1274 Okurayama jumping stadium

    A museum dedicated to the 1972 winter olympics that took place in Sapporo. A short trip, but a bit of fun.

  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    111 Reviews
    Art Museum
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 17-chome

    A nice art museum having a good, (relatively small) collection of modern Japanese paintings, worth a visit if this has interest. At the same we visited, the museum also hosted a couple of other...

  • Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
    115 Reviews
    Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 21-7

    Nice to find a proper museum on the Ainu and other northern peoples. Not much to read in english, but great exhibits of material and clothes.

Hokkaido Areas


Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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