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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

[Apr.- Oct.]9:00-19:00
[Nov.- Mar.]9:00-17:00

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
[Apr.- Oct.]9:00-19:00
[Nov.- Mar.]9:00-17:00
12/31-1/3, closed due to reorganization of the building
[General] 300yen [2nd building common ticket] 500yen [3rd building common ticket] 720yen [4th building common ticket] 840yen [Students/students/children] 150yen [2nd building common ticket] 250yen [3 building common ticket] 360yen [4 building common ticket] 420yen [Senior citizens, etc.] [Senior citizens 65 and over] 150yen [have an address in Hakodate city, or go to a school in the city Junior high school students, persons with physical and mental disabilities and attendants (up to 2), Pre-schoolers] Free
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English Menu
Available (some captions, etc.)
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen [Night] 1-1,000yen Remarks:There are fluctuations when using the shop.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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