Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Hokkaido. You will deeply understand what Hokkaido is. This is the largest museum about Hokkaido’s history and nature.  The museum is located in the east of Sapporo City, called ‘Nopporo'(野幌)...
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Arte Piazza Bibai

Arte Piazza Bibai

Arte Piazza Bibai is the outdoor museum for Japanese noble sculptor, Kan Asuda. He lives in Italy and makes his sculptures. He was born in this city, Bibai. Bibai was used to be one of the town for coal mine...
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Sapporo Pirka Kotan: Ainu Culture Promotion Center

Sapporo Pirka Kotan: Ainu Culture Promotion Center

Sapporo Pirka Kotan is called Ainu Culture Promotion Center that shows what Ainu culture is. The museum has two facilities. One is inside exhibition displaying several Ainu items for their life such as clothes, house ware and hunting. Another exhibition...
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Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

Kayano Shigeru was one of the leader of Ainu not only Nibutani but also Hokkaido and Japan. He had devoted his life for recovering Ainu’s rights as natives in Hokkaido. He was the first member of National Diet as Ainu from...
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Nibutani Dam and Historical Museum of the Sarugawa River

Nibutani Dam and Historical Museum of the Sarugawa River

Nibutani Dam is located in Nibutani, Biratori town. The dam has controversial history for its construction.  Nibutani is the sacred place for Ainu and Nibutani Dam has to cover almost their holly land , so people not only Ainu also other...
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Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is one of the most substantial museum for Ainu culture. Nibutani is a sacred place for Ainu and the most famous place for Ainu culture because of its history and place. You might deeply understand what...
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Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake had a great deal of influence from Meiji to the middle of Showa era. The founder, Taizo Honma was managing a general store from 1875, but it was burned down in 1880 and he lost everything. Soon after that, he immediately...
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Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Museum, Asahikawa

Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Museum, Asahikawa

Kawamura kaneto Ainu Museum is a private museum for Ainu culture since 1916. This is the oldest and historical museum about Ainu. You can deeply understand Ainu culture to visit here. This is the place where real Ainu culture is...
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How to walk in Matsumae

How to walk in Matsumae

Matsumae(松前) is one of the oldest town in Hokkaido. The Matsumae family(松前藩) had ruled before the Meiji era. When you reach to Matsumae, you may go to the Matsumae house(松前藩屋敷). It is located in the north of Matsumae Park(松前公園). Ma...
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Otokoyama Sake Brewery and Sake Museum in Asahikawa

Otokoyama Sake Brewery and Sake Museum in Asahikawa

This is called ‘Sugitama(杉玉)’ or ‘Sakabayashi(酒林)’. It is made by leafs of Japanese cedars. When the brewery has made a new Sake, they are supposed to hang a new green Sigitama for noticing it. Also the color of Sugitama is cha...
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Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northan Castle in Japan

Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northan Castle in Japan

Matsumae-jo(castle) is located in Matsumae town, the most southern Hokkaido, facing to Aomori prefecture over Tsugaru straits. Now, The new Shinkansen Line called ‘Hokkaido Shinkansen’, will be opened in 2015 from Aomori to Shin-Hakodate. There is ...
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Matsumae house

Matsumae house

This is a theme park about Matsumae in the Edo era. You can experience the old Matsumae town and cultures. There are 14 buildings that open to public. Kimono dress-up is available for a charge, also other events and crafts for...
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