Hokkaido Museum

Sapporo, Japan

Hokkaido Museum (北海道博物館, Hokkaidō Hakubutsukan) was opened in Sapporo in 2015. Located within Nopporo Shinrin Kōen Prefectural Natural Park, the permanent exhibition is dedicated to the nature, history, and culture of Hokkaido.

The Main Exhibition introduces two concepts: “Hokkaido as Part of Northeast Asia” and “The Interrelationships of Nature and Humans” through five themes integrating Hokkaido’s nature, history, and culture. Hokkaido is often seen as northernmost reaches of Japan, but from the broader perspective of northeast Asia, Hokkaido appears differently. It is common to see civilization and its natural environment as two separate entities, but understanding the interrelationships between humans and nature provides a new perspective. Understanding Hokkaido’s past and present will provide insights to its future.


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Sapporo, Japan
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Founded: 2015
Category: Museums in Japan


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Alyson Mitchell (5 months ago)
This is a wonderful museum, would recommend to anyone visiting Hokkaido. The open air museum is also worth a visit. Even with the cold, it was very interesting and the autumn leaves made for a beautiful visit.
Groza Subhakty (6 months ago)
A very nice , interesting, usefull attractive display of the hystory of Hokkaido and very clean well maintained Museum
Benson Tan (7 months ago)
Interesting place, even my 65 years old Singapore mother likes it.
Grace Ng (8 months ago)
Hokkaido museum is a small place but most of the exhibits are catered to Japanese speaking people. The displays have information in mostly Japanese. There are some laminated information sheets in various languages but it is in about 30% of the exhibits only. If I didn’t have my Japanese speaking son with me, it would have been an absolutely waste of my time and money. Sure, maybe this museum is only for the Japanese people and they are not interested in foreigners visiting / that is the impression I got.
Nafesa Ng (15 months ago)
Beautiful place in winter as the snow is clean and untouched ? Since the bus comes out twice per hour, one can kill time by playing the snow while waiting ? Exhibit are interesting with sufficient English translations. There's a cafe and souvenir shop at the entrance.
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