Historical Village of Hokkaido

Sapporo, Japan

Historical Village of Hokkaido (北海道開拓の村, Hokkaidō Kaitaku no Mura) is an open-air museum in Sapporo. It opened in the Nopporo Shinrin Kōen Prefectural Natural Park in 1983. It includes fifty-two historical structures from the 'frontier days' of the Meiji period to the Shōwa period that have been relocated and reconstructed or recreated, divided into four zones: town (with thirty-one buildings), fishing village (four buildings), farming village (fourteen buildings), and mountain village (three buildings).



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Sapporo, Japan
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Founded: 1983
Category: Museums in Japan


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ちゃんかく (4 months ago)
A place where the history of pioneering in various parts of Hokkaido is collected.
Happy WideMama (13 months ago)
I came here for the first time around 5 years ago. I'm glad to see that it was more clean and the landscape seemed nicer too. It felt magical the second time around. There was less people(probably because the emergency state was lifted just recently) so we had more time to admire each building and its story at our own pace. there were lots of crows though, too many it was scary to go towards the ponds and other areas where these birds hangout so wouldn't recommend bringing snacks that will require laying your food out in the open(some biscuits or cookies might do) coz they will attack.
Jonathan Webster (14 months ago)
Visited back in 2019 and really enjoyed several hours taking a trip down memory lane. Not only was the village well kept, but the guides were super friendly and more than keen to explain how life worked back then. Certainly worth visiting if you're in Sapporo
Ramón Yarritu (19 months ago)
Awesome Hokkaido old buildings you can enter to hang out with scary Taisho era mannequins. The little horse looks tired tho ;( Staff is very friendly and have a lot of discounts. Free if you are a student, same as Hokkaido museum nearby.
Cabochan Dwarf (2 years ago)
Totally recommend going here. It’s a bit out-of-the-way from the main city, but it’s so interesting and fun to walk around
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