Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples
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Mary B
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent museum, definitely the highlight of our visit to Hakodate. Really interesting history and artefacts with beautiful fabric designs and a good selection of lifestyle objects to interest everybody. English signs made it very accessible. Pity the museum shop didn’t have more gifts as there were such original designs.
Written 14 February 2024
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Kent P
Batavia, OH101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
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.
Written 23 October 2020
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Paula H3796
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
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 'Princess Mononoke' and a central protagonist is the boy/village leader of a northern group who tries to resolve the pressures of industrialisation and people's independence and survival on the natural world and a spiritual life. As a result this trip we travelled to the northernmost point of Hokkaido (Cape Soya) and sought out this Museum. Fascinating displays on this restricted theme - honest and factual in the Japanese style. English handouts - so much stays with me - the salmon skin shoes, the embroidery, the weapons. I'll try to go again, as Hakodate is at the southern end of Hokkaido and easy to visit physically and culturally.
Written 12 April 2020
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MattW79
100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
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.
Written 29 September 2019
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Anna Lee
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Worth to visit, give you a good knowledge about the history, living conditions customs and cultures, very easy to follow and very good displays.
Written 8 September 2019
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simondanielhardw2016
Mittagong, Australia17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
What was on show was excellent with good interpretation. It appeared to be two combined collections of northern peoples artifacts. The textiles were the best with designs reminisent of the Inuit and North American indians. I guess they are all connected. A small but good quality collection of exibits.
Written 7 July 2019
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David H
Wailuku, HI290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Our Japan trip couldn't be all eating, shopping and sightseeing. We needed some culture and we found it at the Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples. We took a taxi from our hotel and since there were four of us, the average cost per person wasn't too bad. The museum is self-guided, walking from exhibit to exhibit on two different floors. We learned a lot about the Ainu and saw many artifacts, clothes, etc. It was a nice time learning about Japan's past. When we were done, we walked back to the Red Brick Warehouse area as it wasn't too far away.
Written 25 June 2019
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Mauro B
Trento, Italy54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
For those ho are interested in local history, don't miss this important museum about population who lived in Sakhalin and Hokkaido islands
Written 21 June 2019
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MAU
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Information on Hokkaido's indigenous people is spare throughout the region. This museum is a welcome source of information, albeit still limited in breadth.
Written 4 June 2019
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MadrugadaMistral
Beaverton, OR87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This museum is relatively small but is unique, as I don't think there is any other museum dedicated to the Ainu in Japan. The museum assistant told me that a much bigger museum is being constructed right now in a city closer to Sapporo to open in 2020 and I think it will replace this one. There are also some nice Ainu handicrafts you can purchase at the gift shop.
Written 1 June 2019
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