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This is an excellent museum, particularly its coverage of the Ainu and early colonial period. It also has many archaeological artifacts. The English captions are very good, you may want to get an audio guide, but that does not seem necessary. The museum seems out...More
a stunning building too! This museum tells you everything one needs to know about the Island- the grond floor covers the efornmation , climate and geology of the island0 it is so clear, so informative and easy, there is even a good section on tracing...More
Good layout and displays, lots of English. We did rent the audio guide but often the audio was simply reading the placard that was already there, plus the numbering order is really confusing and hard to follow in the museum itself, even with a map....More
The Hokkaido Museum has a main exhibit split into 5 themes and spread across 2 floors. Themes 1 and 2 focus on the Ainu people, though I was hoping for more information and artefacts. (If you are interested in Ainu museums, there is also a...More
This is a must visit for all travelers who are interested in the history and culture of this region. The set up is very honest and revealing, as regards the Japanisation of the Hokkaido region is concerned. It is also very honest about the cultural...More
The museum has interesting exhibits about the history of Hokkaido, the Ainu people (indigenous people of Hokkaido), and Hokkaido wildlife. The museum looks very new. The exhibits are visually pleasing and give lots of information, without going into too much detail. You can easily spend...More
To get here you take the train to Shin Sapporo station, then catch the local bus which takes you right to the front door. The museum gives you a good cultural background on the indigenous Inu people. It is over 3 floors and there is...More
Take the JR train from Sapporo to Shin Sapporo then the no. 22 JR bus from bus stand 10 which then stops outside the museum. Well set out museum, takes a couple of hours to go round. Could do with a cafe that sells more...More
This is one of the well-built and presented museums we've seen.
It is located within a large complex together with the Hokkaido Historical Village. A bit far from Sapporo's bustling scene but is really worth our time to come and experience altogether.
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