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Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (函館市北方民族資料館)


Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples is located in Suehiro Town, Hakodate and introduces the lives and culture of northern peoples. Collections with high academic value on a global level are on display. They include materials formerly held by Hakodate City Museum collected by philanthropists and the Hokkaido Development Commission between 1879 and 1886 in addition to Ainu folk materials collected by Dr. Osamu Baba, a world authority on research into northern peoples.


Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 21-7 (Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea)

phone 0138224128


Review of Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

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Reviewed:2020/10/23 Don’t miss this
This was my favorite museum in Hakodate. Everything was in English as well as Japanese. Learned a lot about the native people and early settlers. Only 300 yen. One hour is probably enough time.
Reviewed:2020/04/13 A Continuing Fascination with the Ainu and other Northern Peoples
This Museum is easy to find for a tourist using public transport once you work out the tram system, as the stops are close (you can see the tracks in the photo). I love the anime Mononoke Hime or...
Reviewed:2019/09/29 Nice small museum on the native culture of the region
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.

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Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 21-7 [map]
Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea
12/31-1/3, may be temporarily closed due to reorganization of the building, etc.
[Common ticket for 2 buildings] 500yen
[Common ticket for 3 buildings] 720yen

[Common ticket for 2 buildings] 250yen
[Common ticket for 3 buildings] 360yen

[Senior Citizens, etc.]
[Senior Citizens Over 65 living in Hakodate] 150yen
[Small/Junior High School Students who have an address in Hakodate or are enrolled in a school in the city, accompanied by persons with physical and mental disabilities (Up to 2 people), Pre-schoolers] Free
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English Menu
Available (Available for some options)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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          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.