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Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

21-7, Suehirocho, Hakodate 040-0053, Hokkaido
+81 138-22-4128
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Well worth visiting.

Plenty of English explanation of Ainu as well as other northern peoples. Outstanding collection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WIllied425
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BEDFORD
Very good range of history of the Ainu

nicely presented, nice range of items, the most in Japan in one place i believe. Not much in... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
sapphirecat88
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Brisbane, Australia
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21-7, Suehirocho, Hakodate 040-0053, Hokkaido
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+81 138-22-4128
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of English explanation of Ainu as well as other northern peoples. Outstanding collection of clothing, tools, ceremonial objects. If you are interested in anthropology or history, go.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

nicely presented, nice range of items, the most in Japan in one place i believe. Not much in English at all. There were interpreters for different languages there learning more about the exhibits so maybe join a tour in your language?

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We visited this museum on a frigid day in late December, in part because it was too cold to do anything else. But we were glad we stopped by--it offers a very nice introduction to Ainu culture with a nice display of artifacts. We especially...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Reflective of the Ainu (indigenous people of Hokkaido). The venue was small but well worth it. The staff was super friendly.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is not a huge museum, but it does provide a good introduction to the lifestyle and history of the local indigenous people of Hokkaido, the Ainu. We stumbled this place while wandering around the area and were happy we found it.

Thank Erik W
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This museum provided us with a terrific insight into the culture and history of Hokkaido's Aboriginal people - the Ainu. It's such a story typical to many countries- where an ancient race of people have been displaced or invaded by an outside culture. The Ainu...More

Thank Wangary
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Spent around 2 hours there exploring the wide range of exhibits. Arrived around 10 am and I was the only customer there for virtually the entire time. Very well set out and informative but would probably largely appeal only to history buffs like myself. Not...More

1  Thank ndjordan1
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Located in a former bank, this small museum does a good job of introducing the Ainu indigenous people. The pamphlet has limited English but the artifacts speak for themselves. There is a self-select video section with some interesting content so sit down, relax and watch...More

1  Thank chitravelers11
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Showing a collection of clothes, artifacts and history of the Northern People of Japan. Located across the blue-line tram stop. Ticket for this museum only is JPY300, but if you pay JPY500 you can enter another museum located in the surrounding area. They provide English...More

1  Thank Sisca C
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

My family and i visited this when on holiday in Hakodate.I was interested in the Ainu culture as it has similarities to our Polynesian here in the Pacific.I think the building is an old bank with lots of rooms with different exhibits in each.There was...More

2  Thank IanMortimer
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