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Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

21-7, Suehirocho, Hakodate 040-0053, Hokkaido
+81 138-22-4128
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The non apparent side of the history

I knew a little about Northern People that were living in Hokkaido ruling the place before the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michele P
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Taipei, Taiwan
Small museum that's nicely done

A small but nicely done museum of the prior inhabitants of the area. Was quite ineresting as to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
476donc
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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21-7, Suehirocho, Hakodate 040-0053, Hokkaido
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+81 138-22-4128
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew a little about Northern People that were living in Hokkaido ruling the place before the unavoidable expansion of the more organized southern Japanese society. Visiting this museum made me to know more about these ancient people and their fine art and taste about...More

Thank Michele P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but nicely done museum of the prior inhabitants of the area. Was quite ineresting as to the methods of fishing that they used.

Thank 476donc
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This museum was almost empty when my wife and I visited it, and that's a shame as the exhibits are interesting and there are English descriptions throughout. A lot of the items remind me of Pacific Northwest first nations items I've seen in Victoria, BC...More

Thank luxingren
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Great museum showing the history of the indigenous people of Hokkaido. Definitely worth seeing. Mostly everything is in Japanese. If was fun doing the pattern work at the end.

Thank Oliver P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Plenty of English explanation of Ainu as well as other northern peoples. Outstanding collection of clothing, tools, ceremonial objects. If you are interested in anthropology or history, go.

Thank WIllied425
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

nicely presented, nice range of items, the most in Japan in one place i believe. Not much in English at all. There were interpreters for different languages there learning more about the exhibits so maybe join a tour in your language?

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We visited this museum on a frigid day in late December, in part because it was too cold to do anything else. But we were glad we stopped by--it offers a very nice introduction to Ainu culture with a nice display of artifacts. We especially...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Reflective of the Ainu (indigenous people of Hokkaido). The venue was small but well worth it. The staff was super friendly.

Thank TEAM808
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is not a huge museum, but it does provide a good introduction to the lifestyle and history of the local indigenous people of Hokkaido, the Ainu. We stumbled this place while wandering around the area and were happy we found it.

Thank Erik W
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This museum provided us with a terrific insight into the culture and history of Hokkaido's Aboriginal people - the Ainu. It's such a story typical to many countries- where an ancient race of people have been displaced or invaded by an outside culture. The Ainu...More

Thank Wangary
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