Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, Hakodate

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Try your hand at playing a traditional musical instrument at Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples. Focusing on the Ainu culture and offering information about the indigenous cultures of the Russian-controlled Sakhalin Island, the small museum features hands-on exhibits. You can have a go at making and playing a handful of traditional instruments, as well as recreating Ainu artworks using old-fashioned paper-cutting techniques. Make Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples a centerpiece of your Hakodate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hakodate online travel route builder.
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  • This was my favorite museum in Hakodate. Everything was in English as well as Japanese. Learned a lot about the native people and early settlers. Only 300 yen. One hour is probably enough time.  more »
  • This Museum is easy to find for a tourist using public transport once you work out the tram system, as the stops are close (you can see the tracks in the photo). I love the anime 'Mononoke Hime' or...  more »
  • Small but nice museum about Ainu people. This museum has great collection about Ainu-made traditional clothes, equipment and information about their lifestyle and history. Some of the descriptions are also in English, but more could be translated too. Museum building is kind of old facility of some sort, not best suitable for a museum. There's few items on sale by the museum shop, next to where the tickets are sold. Museum has 2 floors.
  • An interesting museum about Ainu people. They have a booklet which has English introductions for almost all the contents inside and it’s placed outside the reception. Good to read through
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