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Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples

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Excellent Museum

Highly recommended museum depicting the origin and life of the people who migrated north in the... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
los angeles, california
Very detailed and informative

Compared to the Okhotsk Museum, this is way better, considering they're priced the same or almost... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Wiliam S
Singapore, Singapore
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309-1 Shiomi, Abashiri 093-0042, Hokkaido
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

Highly recommended museum depicting the origin and life of the people who migrated north in the Russia, Japan, Alaska, Canada, and European areas including a lot of Ainu history. English (and I assume other languages) audio sets are complementary. Seniors over 65 enter free. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Compared to the Okhotsk Museum, this is way better, considering they're priced the same or almost similar. There is so much to read and see. If you're one of those ignorant tourist who prefer to snap ugly faces of yourself, please don't bother. If not,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wiliam S
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

After visiting nature place next place in my trip plan is this place, this place is so great, educateful and so unique, you can get any information from this place, stay calm if you cant reading japanese cause in this place also have info in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

The museum gives a comprehensive history and account of various people of the north, including the Ainu, Inuit, Sami, etc. The displays are magnificently done and the information is good, with English audio guides that give the right amount of information - and if one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ianmacd44
Reviewed May 8, 2018

I did not expect much from the Museum but it was very educational and interesting. I left the place knowing a great deal about the Northern peoples. Highly recommended and do not miss it if you are at Abashiri.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank summerdays999
Reviewed January 25, 2018

We walked the kilometre or so downhill here from the drift ice museum through roadside snow and arrived at the museum of Northern Peoples. The building is a striking design and the exhibits (which include Hokkaido and Native American themes) are pretty special. Local buses...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ZebideeAustralia
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Oct 18 Just when I thought nothing could compare with the Abashiri Prison Museum, I visit this museum not far away. Once again, it is about something that I admit that I know nothing. I have never realized from all I have seen and read...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank alohatripper
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but has lots of interesting things to see with adequate English description, which is rare in Japan. Best of all, the free audio guidance provides just the right amount of information to guide us through the entire museum. In addition, there...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pchu
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

I had high expectations of this museum after reading previous reviews prior to my visit and it didn't disappoint. The items on exhibit were really varied and interesting and the English audio commentary was excellent. Having said that, my review is for the main exhibition....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tmc211
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth a visit. Well presented and excellent exhibits. The English audio headphones that were available are a must and easy to use.

Date of experience: February 2017
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June 6, 2016|
Response from DimasLaksani |
Normally its opened in 9am and closed at 5pm.
June 6, 2016|
Response from chiko1150 |
7.8.9月は午前9時00分から午後5時00分まで  それ以外は午前9時30分~午後4時30分まで It's open from 9:00am to 5:00pm from July to September. Except of the summer it is open until 9:30am-4:30pm.
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