Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

函館市北方民族資料館Hakodateshi hoppouminzoku shiryoukan

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

函館市北方民族資料館Hakodateshi hoppouminzoku shiryoukan

This museum exhibits materials for northern area people, such as the Ainu, living along the Sea of Okhotsk. You can try the Ainu's traditional papercutting, or make and play their traditional musical instruments. Furthermore, this building was built as the Hakodate Branch of the Bank of Japan around 1926. You can see its traces in the entrance hall and other halls in the building.

Hours

  • April - October; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, November - March; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holidays

December 31 - January 3,Also closed on days for changing exhibits and museum maintenance

Fee

300 yen

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Phone

Address

21-7 Suehiro-cho, Hakodate

Access from Hakodate Station

  • 8 minutes by tram to the "Suehiro-cho" tram stop
  • 1 minute on foot

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