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Nice museum but 90% of displays are in Japanese

This museum is quite good with great displays...however, for those of us who do not know Japanese... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
La Canada, California

A nice museum with a little of everything. Animals on the ground floor. Maritime and local history... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
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1-7 Shunkodai, Kushiro 085-0822, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This museum is quite good with great displays...however, for those of us who do not know Japanese, it is difficult to take everything in. I really wanted to enjoy the displays and understand them. Thus, we only stayed a short time.More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rogerdob
Takaori I, 広報担当マネージャー at The Kushiro City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for visiting our museum. We are sorry that you couldn’t enjoy our exhibitions because we don’t have enough information in English. There are captions in English on each floor but we have been trying to improve our multilingual service. Also, if you have...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

The Kushiro City Museum has excellent displays of everything from the native Ainu to Japanese cranes, native animals, the sea, flora and fauna, and everything in between. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. A person could spend hours reading all of the information about the various...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank cabiker194
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The museum is situated on a hilltop overlooking a lake and a park. It was really quiet as we arrived an hour before closure at 5 PM. The museum is not that big but it is very well organized. My favorite sections were the ground...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Mohammed1412
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A nice museum with a little of everything. Animals on the ground floor. Maritime and local history on the second. Ainu people artifacts on the third floor. Great way to see some interesting history. Walking paths and a park nearby.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank J S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had our Japanese speaking tour leader which helped with understanding the displays. Very well presented exhibits covering many aspects of local history, geology and wildlife. The museum director contributed also to our visit which was very much appreciated.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank KeenPhotographer-11
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting, worth a visit if you are in the area. Interesting exhibits on a variety of topics, like wildlife in Hokkaido, the history of Kushiro, and an exhibition on Ainu culture.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank L123V
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I love the animals, they are very realistic. High education for kids. The tickets are cheap. Like this place....

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank HandokoS55
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A little away from the central Kushiro area next to Lake Harutori is a hilly region with a major hospital and this city museum. The museum building is quite prominent; they say it was designed after a Japanese red-headed crane (tancho) with its wings fully...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The exhibition ranges from fossiles to the Ainu indigenous people. You'll see the flora & fauna as well as the evolution of the people who lived and live here. Be aware that this town does not have much to offer. Also, I am sad to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank MapleTravels
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