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“Interesting View into the native people of Hokkaido”

Asahikawa City Museum
Ranked #6 of 94 things to do in Asahikawa
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Lived in Hokkaido for 10 years and have never visited this museum until recently. Very large collection of Ainu artifacts and giving a look into the lives of the native Hokkaido people. Enjoyed it very much. recommended!

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Really surprised!
Really! I didn't expect anything when decided to visit this place. But I was really surprised. Small, but nicely organized exposition, lights, sounds creates a magic even mysterious atmosphere. Despite of a name "City museum", 85% of exposition is about indigenous people of northern Japan - Ainu.
Small museum, but in every exhibit, every sample or showpiece I could feel a tons of care and attention, clear wish to tell people about Ainu, people that were oppressed by "yamato people" for many many years.
History were cruel to Ainu, and now modern people of modern Japan do a lot to recover and save culture of Ainu people. And I believe this museum is one of that bricks that will build a future of united country and united people of Japan.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

can spend time for half day inside this museum since it comes with lot of interesting information about japanese history,especially in hokkaido and asahikawa area

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Although most of the writing is in Japanese, the displays are so visual (costumed figures, dioramas, etc.) that it is easy to understand the meaning. The museum gave us a greater understanding of life on Hokkaido, especially the Ainu people. There is a lot to see.

We enjoyed being there and think it is the best museum in the city.

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

It is well maintained and clean. Too bad the signs are all in Japanese. It would have been nice to have at least a few of the signs in English.

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