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The Hokkaido University Museum

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quick good food

I was at the museum on a rainy day and around noon a bell rang, signalling that lumch was ready. I... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
San Francisco, California
Gloomy, but interesting

This museum will appeal to visitors who like old-fashioned museums -- gloomy, with cryptic... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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13 Oct 2018
“quick good food”
29 Sep 2018
“Gloomy, but interesting”
07-26-2016 Reopen
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Kita10jo Nishi 8jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

I was at the museum on a rainy day and around noon a bell rang, signalling that lumch was ready. I had a hot vegtarian curry bowl. Quick, easy, tasty and inexpensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LaraineSF
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This museum will appeal to visitors who like old-fashioned museums -- gloomy, with cryptic captions. Entry is free. It does says something about the university and its research.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Hokkaido University has one of the most pleasant campuses in the world- but in addition the museum is a treasure - there is enough English to get by on and the displays explain the origins of the University ( find out about "Boys be Ambitious")...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Schadla-Hall T
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Worth to take a look if you at the campus. Free admission and you may make donation to a box placed at the entrance when opened the doors.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lowc976
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This is really a nice feature of he university. It gives an overview of the university and its accomplishments including a novel prize medal! It does have some English signage mixed in with Japanese signs. I would recommend going with a Japanese speaking person if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 454christinac
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the museum, but did not give it 5 stars because a lot of the exhibits were fully in Japanese. So that was a bit of a bummer. The highlight - getting to see the dinosaur fossils (if you're a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Jilly G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you're interested in how the university came to be, the climate that inspired it, and all of the people who had a hand in shaping it, don't miss this little museum. While it's fairly small, it does a good job at giving a broad...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I was there one morning and the campus was quiet with good ambiance, they have a welcome center in the university. I left before it opened.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Quack H
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Given the terrific staff and international setting of the university, it was disappointing to see such an old-school, nineteenth-century presentation of otherwise pretty interesting exhibits. The renovations to this great building and the free entrance are what make it a worthwhile brief stop. The cafe...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank ThoughtfulGuest
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Free admission, a lot of things to see and some interactive items too. Not everything is in English though. Worth a look.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank KarolaRS
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