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Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga

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Well presented and interesting museum - a pleasure to visit.

A brief history of the Ainu people is well laid out and presented, with enough English signs to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Great overview

Good layout and displays, lots of English. We did rent the audio guide but often the audio was... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Denver, Colorado
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This comprehensive interactive museum goes all the way back to prehistoric times.
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53-2 Atsubetsucho Konopporo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo 004-0006, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brief history of the Ainu people is well laid out and presented, with enough English signs to provide interest - apparently you can download an app to supplement this but unfortunately time did not allow us to do this. Broader aspects of local history...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank taffandhubby
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Schadla-Hall T
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Geoviki
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Xin R
Reviewed December 29, 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank kmodak
Reviewed October 13, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank WorldTraveller5star
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Well-organized and presented exhibitions of the Ainu people and more recent history of Hokkaido, ranging from a wooly mammoth to a vintage Toyota. Nice cultural displays.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank wymanz2go
Reviewed July 10, 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed June 24, 2016

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. We recommend you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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