Hakodate City Museum

Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate City Museum is of history and natural history in Hakodate Park. The forerunner of the current museum, the Hakodate Provisional Museum, building one, opened in May 1879, the second building in 1884, and the third building (later demolished) in 1891. In 1932 the first building became the Fisheries Pavilion and the second the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. Legislation to create the current museum was passed in 1948, and the Hakodate City Museum opened in April 1966.

Permanent exhibitions include prehistoric artifacts such as pottery, stonetools and clay figures excavated from the sites inside and outside Hakodate. There are also artworks such as hanging scrolls drawn by Hakyo Kakizaki and oil paintings by artists of Hakodate.



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Hakodate, Japan
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Founded: 1966
Category: Museums in Japan

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福岡くるみ (3 years ago)
This content is irresistible for history lovers. There were few tourists, and I could see it quietly and slowly.
Yoshinori Okamoto (3 years ago)
The entire city is maintained as a tourist destination, but it is a museum at your own pace. Located on a small hill, full of retro feeling. The content was not bad as it was and I enjoyed it enough. However, it may not be popular with tourists. Full day Hakodate without seeing Goryokaku Tower or night view It is my impression that I am very satisfied with running a bicycle. By the way, you can feel the shape unexpectedly around Goryokaku (bicycle is possible) than Goryokaku Tower.
Onur GÜNGÖR (5 years ago)
Great museum. Especially view great
Anya (5 years ago)
Nice museum with some activities for kids!
Pinguland Family (5 years ago)
Exhibits were much better than I had expected. Admission fee is 100 Yen for one adult. The museum is not so big, so you can see everything in 30 minutes. You can see historical things about Hakodate.
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