Fodor's Expert Review Hokkaido Museum

Sapporo Museum/Gallery

From woolly mammoth molars to bulky 1950s home electronics, the history of Hokkaido is meticulously exhibited here in glass-topped cases—it's all a tad dry compared to the vivid history lesson at the nearby Hokkaido Historical Village, but much more thorough. The building houses an overview of Hokkaido's natural history, how Meiji-era Japan realized that this northern island had coal, fish, and agricultural opportunities ripe for the picking, and also portrays Hokkaido's story in modern times in a newly renovated building. Basic audio guides are available in English.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

53-2 Konopporo
Sapporo, Hokkaido  004-0006, Japan

011-898–0466

www.hm.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: ¥600, Closed Mon.

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