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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Lucille Savournin (16 months ago)
Unfortunately not very interesting for non Japanese speakers. Very small. It's a little far from the main city too, although it's close to the Hokkaido Traditional Village which is more interesting. You can skip it
Richard Sashigane (2 years ago)
Fascinating stuff. Learn about the origins of hokkaido and its people. Staff were very friendly and tried to speak in English.
dayon afi (2 years ago)
Learned a lot about Hokkaido's history. Easy to access and beautiful.
Edem (2 years ago)
Learned a lot about Hokkaido's history. Easy to access and beautiful.
Stein Gunther (2 years ago)
Ha... I see classic Japanese style harsh criticism and I appreciate it, but this museum is good enough for foreign visitors and children. Let’s face it... the majority of the visitors should be travelers from abroad and parents with youngsters. Won’t hurt to have another ‘in-depth’ kind of display floor but I won’t be holding my breath for it.
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