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Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga

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Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga

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53-2 Atsubetsucho Konopporo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo 004-0006 Hokkaido
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Shin-SapporoSapporo Municipal Subway31 min
HibarigaokaSapporo Municipal Subway44 min
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Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!
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Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

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・Explore Hokkaido’s signature spots in winter and spend a cheerful day with different activities. Considerately late departure and less morning rush to start a laid-back day trip.<br>・Go for Japan's one of most popular zoos Asahiyama Zoo, home to various animals! "Penguin's Parade" is the symbolic gesture in winter. It has drawn many visitors for the admirable scene of strolling penguins!<br>・The can't-miss alluring Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei of Hokkaido! The pond light up only in winter just creates a dreamlike mysterious wonderland! <br>・Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. There will be time for stop-by and taking photos. <br>・During February and March, visit to local dessert souvenir shop and Japanese sake museum will be included. <br>・Hotel pick-up from three locations are available, and drop-off locations are also selectable. English speaking tour guide will accompany this tour.
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Jeffry b wrote a review Feb 2020
Essendon, Australia6,216 contributions1,559 helpful votes
Hokkaido is one Japan's four main islands, but it was the last to be settled. It still has a touch of the frontier about it. The original inhabitants were the Ainu, an Aboriginal people who have a polynesian background. They are bigger and hairier than most other Japanese. They were hunted mercilessly in days gone by. Many men in Hokkaido have heavy beards, an indicatgion of Ainu inheritance. This museum is very interesting, it's a bit out of the way biut it's well worth a trip.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Susan C wrote a review May 2019
Bangkok, Thailand64 contributions32 helpful votes
When I mentioned to friends that I was going to the historical village, they suggested I include the Hokkaido museum. So glad I did. It gives a great back ground and history to the island, with many translations in English and other languages.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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taffandhubby wrote a review Apr 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom212 contributions96 helpful votes
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 are also touched on, and it is definitely worth a visit. Perhaps a full day out could include a visit to the nearby historic village, which is also well worth a visit. They are about an hour from Otaru by car, in a lovely area of countryside on the edge of Sapporo.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Jeffry b wrote a review Oct 2018
Essendon, Australia6,216 contributions1,559 helpful votes
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 of the way, but with a good connection you can get there in an hour from downtown Sapporo, Seniors get a discount. By the way, you will be offered a joint ticket to the pioneer village nearby, Don't feel obliged to take it,
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Schadla-Hall T wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom177 contributions97 helpful votes
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 the impact of tsunamis. On the next floor the Jomon period is illustrated with wonderful artefacts and vety informative labels- this is the very long period dealing with the huntergather population. Then the Ainu - the last inhabitants of the island- who still survive- here the history of the colonisation of Hokkaido by the japanese from the 1890s is presented together with the rich natural resources of the island that were always traded with the Japanese (furs fish etc) is effortlessy explained - many clear displays on the art and artefacts of the Ainu culture- as well as the absorption of the Ainu into Japan. I should also mention there are lots of areas for children to understand about Ainu culture! you will not be bored- and you will learn! without noticing. When I was there there was an amazing temporary exhibition on the remarkable 19th century japanese- Takeshiro Matsura who visited , mapped and recorded the islands,the people and the culture in the late 19th century - excellent summaries in english but the material is stunning- so visit before October to see this!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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