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Kent P wrote a review Oct 23
Batavia, Ohio72 contributions9 helpful votes
This was my favorite museum in Hakodate. Everything was in English as well as Japanese. Learned a lot about the native people and early settlers. Only 300 yen. One hour is probably enough time.
Date of experience: October 2020
Paula H3796 wrote a review Apr 2020
14 contributions3 helpful votes
This Museum is easy to find for a tourist using public transport once you work out the tram system, as the stops are close (you can see the tracks in the photo). I love the anime 'Mononoke Hime' or 'Princess Mononoke' and a central protagonist is the boy/village leader of a northern group who tries to resolve the pressures of industrialisation and people's independence and survival on the natural world and a spiritual life. As a result this trip we travelled to the northernmost point of Hokkaido (Cape Soya) and sought out this Museum. Fascinating displays on this restricted theme - honest and factual in the Japanese style. English handouts - so much stays with me - the salmon skin shoes, the embroidery, the weapons. I'll try to go again, as Hakodate is at the southern end of Hokkaido and easy to visit physically and culturally. …
Date of experience: May 2019
MattW79 wrote a review Sep 2019
111 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice to find a proper museum on the Ainu and other northern peoples. Not much to read in english, but great exhibits of material and clothes.
Date of experience: September 2019
Anna Lee wrote a review Sep 2019
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Worth to visit, give you a good knowledge about the history, living conditions customs and cultures, very easy to follow and very good displays.
Date of experience: August 2019
simondanielhardw2016 wrote a review Jul 2019
Mittagong, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
What was on show was excellent with good interpretation. It appeared to be two combined collections of northern peoples artifacts. The textiles were the best with designs reminisent of the Inuit and North American indians. I guess they are all connected. A small but good quality collection of exibits.…
Date of experience: June 2019