Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura)

Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), Sapporo: Hours, Address, Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) Reviews: 4.5/5

Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura)

Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura)
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Nearly every kind of private and public building, from farmhouse to sleigh factory, is on display in this fascinating open-air museum.
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VICENTE BRAVO
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Interesting place to understand Hokkaido history
Jul 2020
A MUST GO if you want to learn about Hokkaido Culture, History... in an easy way, visiting different buildings displaced reconstructed (or replicas). Spend at least 2 or 3 hours if you want to enter to all of them (more than 50).
Written August 4, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,937 contributions
When Sapporo is sunny
Oct 2019
We visited the Historical Village of Hokkaido last time we visited Japan. It was mid autumn, and therefore snow was lacking, but the village was interesting all the same. It is easy to get around and worth a look. Our trip to Hokkaido was one of the best we have ever had. I'm not very fond of snow, so I'm glad we went in autumn
Written February 19, 2020
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MapleLeafGirl123
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,975 contributions
Pioneer Village
Dec 2019 • Family
We enjoyed this village with over 50 public and private buildings. Many are not original; but was very interesting anyway. The buildings were placed very close to one another so even though this village is a large acreage, it wasn’t a long walk.

It was a particularly enjoyable walk through the winter crisp air. There are no attendants in the buildings, you are free to visit on your own.

If you are bothered to take off your shoes for some buildings, just stand at the cemented entrance and peer through. Good enough.

About three hours should be set aside for the walk plus lunch.
Written February 5, 2020
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Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Munich, Germany339 contributions
Excellent collection of historical houses
Dec 2019
It gives a great impression of how a historic community looked like. Be it a town, fishermen or mountain village. The only downside is the following: we were visiting in December, with quite some snow being present in the village. As such, we were wearing appropriate gear (sturdy shoes). However in most of the houses you need to take off your shoes before being able to enter.

Don't understand me wrong: I know it is a big "no-no" to enter a house with shoes on - but there is also a practical side to it. Taking off heavy snow boots to see the insides of 50+ houses is simply impractical and after all it is a public museum. I also understand and fully appreciate that the historic houses need to be protected from stomping feet.

Maybe the curators can think of a solution, and put some thick heavy rubber mats on the floor, maybe even transparent ones? This way the house is protected but still it provides an easy way to walk through the houses without having to take your shoes off.

The fact that we couldn't easily access each house kind of dampened the fun for us visiting this otherwise great museum.
Written January 1, 2020
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JosephAndrew_Lim
Singapore, Singapore612 contributions
Nice place to stroll
Nov 2019
Nice place to stroll and see the different historical structures of Japan.
You will spend a good 2 to 3 hours there.
There is rest room and restaurant in the park.
I love the fisherman village.
Great to take lots of photo.
Written December 26, 2019
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Teresa Y
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
Charming history
Dec 2019
Must visit if you are in Hokkaido. Beautiful houses and landscapes for lots of photos. Learn the history and heritage of this part of Japan.
Written December 16, 2019
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,511 contributions
Huge village
Nov 2019 • Business
The historical village shows how the life style of the people was around 100 years. The village was separated into 4 different sections. There were many reconstructed buildings of different shops and residential from the past. It was interesting to see but I didn’t find them fascinating.

The area is rather big. It will take around 1-2 hours to go around the village leisurely and also to visit each individual buildings. It is better to take the horse carriage to the end of the village and then start exploring from there and make your way back out.
Written December 3, 2019
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KeenPhotographer-11
Birkdale, Australia775 contributions
Well Worth 2 - 4 Hours
Oct 2019
Very friendly and helpful staff at all levels. Seniors over 65 enter for free so take your ID with you. Well worth 2-3 hours plus. The restaurant also had pleasing, good value food. Many buildings to explore and sufficient English info to get the general idea of each spot. Lots of autumn colour trees on site and on the site’s approach road.
Written November 21, 2019
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fivewaves6711
Singapore, Singapore477 contributions
Wonderful Place with Beautiful Colours of Fall
Oct 2019
Visited this place and we were just about the only visitors at the time we went and the colours of the leaves were beautiful. We understand that this is a historical place, but we were delighted by the colours and the tranquility. Nice place to spend some quiet time to appreciate its beauty during autumn.
Written November 14, 2019
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,132 contributions
Well Curated
Oct 2019 • Friends
It takes a bit of effort to get to the village and the site itself is fairly large with around 50 buildings total. If you have an interest in history or architecture you’ll love this place. The village has several sections divided into a mountain village, a fishing village, farm village, etc. Be sure to wear easy-to-remove shoes in order to enter the buildings. Slippers are available but if you have regular shoestrings you will get tired of untying or you will skip some of the best parts. You could spend 3 hours here easily. There is a restaurant on-site and the staff is quite helpful.
Written October 31, 2019
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